Irving’s Vesper Energy Names New Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs

Susannah Pedigo's new role will support Vesper's continued growth and leadership in the renewable energy sector by overseeing advocacy efforts for policy and regulatory issues related to the energy industry.

Susannah Pedigo has been named head of government and regulatory affairs by Irving-based Vesper Energy, a role in which she will support Vesper’s continued growth and leadership in the renewable energy sector by directing advocacy efforts for policy and regulatory issues related to the energy industry.

“Susannah brings extensive technical knowledge combined with skills in policy, industry regulations, diplomacy, and business strategy to the Vesper team,” Vesper CEO and President Craig Carson said in a statement. “Policy and regulation play an outsized role in the energy industry, and we are confident that Susannah will help us navigate market opportunities and changes as we advance clean, reliable energy for our communities.”

Previously, Pedigo advanced business development and commercial efforts as Vesper’s senior director of origination. Pedigo will focus on advancing fair and balanced federal and state energy policies and informing thoughtful business strategies to speed the energy transition nationwide, the company said.

She has more than 25 years of experience across the renewables industry and in policy and government affairs.

Pedigo’s experience includes leadership roles at Xcel Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. She also was a U.S. delegate to the International Energy Agency and served as a city planner both in public and private sector roles in real estate development and construction.

Vesper Energy’s pipeline includes over 49 renewable energy and energy storage projects with a generating capacity of 16 GW; enough to power more than 2 million homes.

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