Brett White, Pine Gate’s Own VP of Regulatory Affairs, honored as 2023 Top Solar Advocate

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 28, 2023 – Asheville-based Pine Gate Renewables, a renewable energy company and owner-operator of large-scale solar assets spanning 29 states, was recognized for its efforts to lead the energy transition and expand the U.S. solar market. The company earned the No. 3 ranking on the 2023 Top Solar Developers List, released July 25 by Solar Power World.  Most notably, Pine Gate’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Brett White, was recognized with the 2023 Top Solar Advocate award.

Brett White was one of four individuals awarded in Solar Power World’sTop Solar Champion category.  His recognition as the 2023 Top Solar Advocate reflects his commitment and ability to influence major national regulatory issues. In Fall 2022, Brett authored more than 120 pages of comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) addressing transmission planning and generator interconnection, two issues that are pivotal to the future success of the U.S. solar industry.   Brett is known for his expertise in supply chain and international trade policy and has been an instrumental resource for industry trade associations.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Solar Power World, and we’re particularly proud of Brett for all he’s accomplished since joining Pine Gate Renewables in 2020,” said Ben Catt, CEO of Pine Gate Renewables. “Distinctions like these showcase our ongoing commitment to investing in our most important resource: our people” said Ben Catt, CEO of Pine Gate Renewables. “We take pride in building the energy workforce of tomorrow, right here in Asheville.” 

About Pine Gate Renewables

Headquartered in Asheville, NC Pine Gate Renewables is a leading renewable energy company focused on development and strategic financing of solar and storage projects throughout the United States. From coast to coast, Pine Gate Renewables owns and operates renewable energy-generating projects that create a positive impact on local communities and the nation’s environmental footprint.

About Solar Power World Rankings and Awards

The Top Solar Contractors List is developed each year by industry magazine Solar Power World to honor the work of those in the utility, commercial, and residential solar markets who are ranked by the number of kilowatts they installed in the previous year. The magazine also acknowledges the hard work completed by the people within the companies on Solar Power World’s Top Solar Contractors list by recognizing four individuals for Top Solar Champions awards.