ACCIONA Energy North America
Daniel (Dan) Foley was named CEO of ACCIONA Energy North America in March 2011. With 20 years experience, Dan leads the company in developing, building, owning and operating renewable energy projects throughout the continent, with a concentration on wind and solar.
Preceding his role as CEO, Dan brought tremendous value to the company in his role as chief development officer, where he led the company's wind and solar development efforts throughout Canada and the U.S. Dan originally joined ACCIONA in 2007 as vice president, power marketing. Prior to joining ACCIONA, he held the director, power marketing position with Invenergy LLC, a developer, owner and operator of large-scale electricity generation assets, where he was instrumental in executing power purchase agreement negotiations to support the development of electric generation projects. He also gained extensive experience in the energy sector as a senior manager for Deloitte and Touche, where he provided risk management consulting services to utilities, operating companies and other energy market participants specializing in trading practices, policies, procedures and controls.
Dan is a well-respected and seasoned speaker and advisor. Throughout his career, he has been invited to speak on a range of topics around the world, including wind power development, costs, financing and industry projections. In 2011, Dan was appointed to the Energy Advisory Board of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. As a member of the Board, Dan advises Senator Kirk to better understand the needs of the energy industry regarding energy generation, transportation and conservation. Dan is also a board member of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), through which he provides expert input on the development of effective public policy for renewable energy.
Dan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Engineering degree from the State University of New York- Buffalo and a Master of Business degree from the University of Chicago.