Kevin Smith Speaker at Solar & Storage Finance USA

Kevin Smith

President & Chief Executive Officer Arevon

Smith joined Arevon earlier in 2023 with more than 30 years of experience in both conventional and renewable energy. Most recently, he was CEO Americas for London-based Lightsource bp, where he drove the company’s expansion in the U.S. market, with more than $4 billion in assets entering operation or construction over the last four years, while building the development team and compiling a 20,000 MW development pipeline.

Prior to leading Lightsource bp’s expansion in the U.S., Smith was CEO for SolarReserve, Senior Vice President at Invenergy, LLC, President of Insight Energy, and Chief Operating Officer of London-based Rolls-Royce Power Ventures. At Invenergy, Smith lead the company’s development activities and early entry into the wind energy markets resulting in one of the largest privately owned renewable energy company in the U.S. Over his career, Smith has actively led the development, financing, and construction of privately-owned energy projects in 25 states in the U.S. and more than a dozen countries across five continents with power sales contracts valued at more than $60 billion. Over the last 15 years Smith has focused on solar energy and energy storage. He earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and his Mechanical Engineering degree from Purdue University.

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