Ms. Elaine Johns has over 30 years of consulting experience in areas ranging from strategic planning, power supply planning, utility rates, marketing, and economic analysis. She is the President/CEO of EnerVision, Inc. where she is responsible for the operations of the firm and leads the company’s nationwide consulting efforts as she builds relationships and pursues new business for the firm. Ms. Johns is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the company’s Management Consulting Practice Area. In this role, she has facilitated numerous strategic planning meetings with clients – Board and Staff alike – in her efforts to assist them in determining and accomplishing corporate goals and future strategies. She assists clients with organizational design and development of business opportunities, providing long-term assistance to help with the success of the endeavor. Ms. Johns also specializes in the development of comprehensive power supply strategies and provides expertise with contract negotiations. In addition, Ms. Johns is an owner of the company.
Vice President, Analytical Support
Mr. Birkett has over 30 years of broad electric utility experience, with specialization in rates and pricing; power supply analysis and negotiations; and contract administration. His background is unique, with experience in all of these areas from the perspective of both the buyer and seller at the wholesale and retail levels. He leads EnerVision’s analytical services activities, lending his expertise to projects that serve a variety of client needs and is a key contributor to the Power Supply and Emerging Energy Solutions practice areas. Mr. Birkett has led or been a key player in the negotiations of major power supply agreements benefiting a number of cooperatives with power purchases under these agreements valued in the tens of billions of dollars. In addition, Mr. Birkett is an owner of the company.
Vice President, Power Supply
Mr. Carter Babbit has over fifteen years of experience working with electric utilities to meet their power supply needs. He is Vice President of Power Supply and is responsible for EnerVision’s Power Supply Practice Area. Under his direction the EnerVision staff performs a wide range of services that encompass everything within the power supply procurement process through contract administration and compliance. Mr. Babbit specializes in the needs analysis process, designing and marketing requests for proposals, performing economic analyses, negotiating contracts, and educating utilities and their Boards on all aspects of power supply. Once the contract is signed, Mr. Babbit has extensive experience in contract administration. This includes everything from receiving regulatory approval, through implementation, to comprehensive reviews of billing procedures. With clients across the country, Mr. Babbit has a proven ability to build long term relationships by meeting the power supply needs of EnerVision’s clients. In addition, Mr. Babbit is an owner of the company.
Vice President, Emerging Energy Solutions
Mr. Joshua Warmack has over ten years of experience working with electric utility clients in many different areas ranging from contract administration to energy efficiency evaluations. He is Vice President of Emerging Energy Solutions, which encompasses demand side management (including energy efficiency, demand response, direct load control, and consumer engagement); smart grid and other technology solutions; renewable and distributed generation; and wholesale and retail rate services. Mr. Warmack works closely with clients to evaluate, design, and implement demand side solutions to meet clients’ needs and objectives, as well as accomplish their power supply, compliance, and internal goals. Mr. Warmack has a proven ability to build long term relationships by meeting the energy solutions needs of EnerVision’s clients. In addition, Mr. Warmack is a Certified Energy Manager, a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional through the Association of Energy Engineers and an owner of the company.
Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Michael Whiteside joined our organization as Vice President of Business Development. Michael’s skills broaden EnerVision’s range of services to assist our clients best to meet their power related needs in today’s constantly changing energy industry. Michael retired from Coweta-Fayette EMC, a Georgia electric cooperative, with more than 35 years of service, after reaching the position of President/CEO within that organization. Michael attended Middle Georgia College, DeKalb Technical School and Georgia State University. After graduating, he worked as a consulting engineer for the Southern Engineering Company of Georgia prior to joining Coweta-Fayette EMC in 1974. Along with serving as President/CEO of Coweta-Fayette EMC, Michael was also President/CEO of Relyco Resources, Inc.—a commercial/residential security subsidiary, President/CEO of Coweta-Fayette EMC Natural Gas, Inc., and a past President of Green Power EMC—an organization of 38 participating Georgia EMCs that offer renewable energy from Georgia resources.
Vice President, New Technologies
Randy Brecheisen joined EnerVision as Vice President of New Technologies in August 2016, after serving 24 years as President and CEO of Piedmont EMC, a North Carolina electric cooperative. Randy’s skills broaden EnerVision’s range of services to assist our clients to best meet their power related needs in today’s constantly changing energy industry adding expertise in the New Technologies area. Randy holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Engineering Operations and Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, and also holds an MBA from Duke University. Randy’s career comprises more than 42 years in the electric utility industry. Prior to joining Piedmont EMC, Randy was Senior Vice President and a Founding Principal of an electric, natural gas, and water utility consulting firm. He has testified as an expert witness on various matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, numerous State Regulatory Commissions, and spent six years with Duke Energy in an assortment of management related positions.