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Michael Belko Joins Empower Energies as Executive Vice President, Operations

FREDERICK, Md., Feb. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Empower Energies ("Empower" or the "Company"), a leading clean energy project solutions company, announced that Michael Belko has joined the organization as Executive Vice President, Operations. Belko brings to Empower over 30 years of experience in the renewable energy industry with diverse operations and management experience in high-growth companies.



"Michael is a strong addition to our executive team and will provide proven operations leadership to meet customer demand for our solar and CHP offering. His ability to accelerate quality project delivery in a high-growth company environment enables us to provide better services to our customers and value to our investors," said Empower Energies CEO Len Jornlin. "We are pleased to have Michael on board – especially at this exciting point in our Company's growth path."

Belko will play a key role in building the business through renewable energy project planning and execution. As Executive Vice President, Operations, he will hold key accountability for the technical feasibility and successful delivery of the right mix™ of Solar and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) projects. Additionally, Belko will be responsible for championing Continuous Improvement (CI) efforts across the corporation to drive performance, productivity, and operational excellence.

"Len's vision and the Company's growth trajectory were key drivers in my decision to join Empower. I am excited to be part of this seasoned executive team where I can apply my years of renewable energy operations experience to drive increased value for our customers, investors, and colleagues," said Michael Belko, Executive Vice President, Operations for Empower Energies.

Belko comes to Empower with over 30 years of diverse operations, development, and construction experience spanning commercial, residential, and utility-scale renewable energy projects.

Most recently, Belko served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RCS Energy Services, a full-service EPC firm in the renewable energy sector, specializing in solar PV project development and construction. In less than two years, Belko exponentially drove annual revenues and pipeline growth. Prior to his role at RCS, Belko was with SunEdison from 2007-2014 where he served in various operations leadership positions, culminating in the role of Senior Director of Operations - U.S. Commercial Systems.

About Empower Energies

Empower Energies, Inc., headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, is a clean energy project solutions provider focused on applying the right mixTM of combined heat and power (CHP), PV solar, and energy optimization solutions – with financing – to meet the profitability, resiliency and sustainability objectives of hospitals, universities, municipalities, and schools, as well as multi-facility commercial and industrial organizations. More information about Empower Energies can be found at www.empowerenergies.com.

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CONTACT: Ms. Tara Condon Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications 50 Citizen's Way, Suite 403 Frederick, MD 21701 USA Office: 240-490-4200 x2161 Email: media@empowerenergies.com

Source: Empower Energies