Established in 2012, sPower is led by a seasoned management team with a 20-year proven track record of working together to successfully manage multifaceted public and private organizations in the energy sector. sPower Executive Chairman, Steve Creamer and CEO, Ryan Creamer lead a strong team of professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in the renewable energy industry. Our expertise encompasses a complete range of in-house capabilities including assessing and executing land purchases and project acquisitions; permitting, regulatory, transmission and interconnection; finance; engineering and project construction; and operations and maintenance. sPower’s leadership is united in maintaining the highest standards and values in guiding the company's daily operations; setting and achieving strategic long-term goals; and establishing and cultivating longstanding partnerships with utilities, suppliers and host communities.
Data Controller and Owner
sPower, 2180 South 1300 East, Suite 600, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA,
Types of Data collected
Among the types of Personal Data that this Application collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies and Usage data.
The Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or collected automatically when using this Application.
Failure to provide certain Personal Data may make it impossible for this Application to provide its services.
Users are responsible for any Personal Data of third parties obtained, published or shared through this Application and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to the Owner.
Mode and place of processing the Data
Methods of processing
The Data Controller processes the Data of Users in a proper manner and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Data Controller, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Data Controller at any time.
The Data is processed at the Data Controller's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact the Data Controller.
The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that the Data Controller suspend or remove the data.
The use of the collected Data
The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its services, as well as for the following purposes:
The Personal Data used for each purpose is outlined in the specific sections of this document.
Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data
Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
• Analytics: The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.
Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
• Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Additional information about Data collection and processing
The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Data Controller, in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Application or the related services.
The User declares to be aware that the Data Controller may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.
Additional information about User's Personal Data
System Logs and Maintenance
For operation and maintenance purposes, this Application and any third party services may collect files that record interaction with this Application (System Logs) or use for this purpose other Personal Data (such as IP Address).
Information not contained in this policy
More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Data Controller at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.
The rights of Users
Users have the right, at any time, to know whether their Personal Data has been stored and can consult the Data Controller to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to the Data Controller at the contact information set out above.
This Application does not support “Do Not Track” requests.
To determine whether any of the third party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.
Definitions and legal references
Personal Data (or Data)
Any information regarding a natural person, a legal person, an institution or an association, which is, or can be, identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number.
Information collected automatically from this Application (or third party services employed in this Application), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.
The individual using this Application, which must coincide with or be authorized by the Data Subject, to whom the Personal Data refers.
The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.
Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)
Data Controller (or Owner)
The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to make decisions regarding the purposes, and the methods of processing of Personal Data and the means used, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Application.
The hardware or software tool by which the Personal Data of the User is collected.
Small piece of data stored in the User's device.
Notice to European Users: this privacy statement has been prepared in fulfillment of the obligations under Art. 10 of EC Directive n. 95/46/EC, and under the provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC, as revised by Directive 2009/136/EC, on the subject of Cookies.
Latest update: April 26, 2016
Mr. Creamer is responsible for sPower’s global business development strategy and is a member of sPower’s Board of Directors. After co-founding EnergySolutions with other senior management and a consortium of private equity firms in 2005, Mr. Creamer retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer five years later. In 1997, Mr. Creamer co-founded ISG Resources with private equity and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2002, when the company was sold to Headwaters, Inc. Prior to ISG, from 1990 to 1997, Mr. Creamer was the Chief Executive Officer and minority partner of ECDC Environmental, an industrial waste firm. From 1976 to 1991, he was the President of Creamer and Noble Engineers, a consulting engineering firm, prior to which he began his career with the State of Utah as an engineer with the Department of Environmental Quality . Mr. Creamer is also a partner with Western Pacific Group. Mr. Creamer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Utah State University.
Since founding sPower in 2012, Mr. Creamer has built the company into a leading renewable energy provider with nearly $2.0 billion in balance sheet assets and more than 6.7 gigawatts of projects between operating, construction and pipeline. Mr. Creamer has spent his career in the energy sector, most recently as EVP at EnergySolutions, Inc., a global nuclear services company (NYSE:ES) where he was directly responsible for more than two-thirds of the company’s operating income. Mr. Creamer co-founded EnergySolutions with other senior management and a consortium of private equity firms in 2005. In 2000, Mr. Creamer was the creator, developer and patent holder of a light-weight structural and insulative concrete known as Flexcrete for ISG Resources. He served as a project engineer and then Vice President of Flexcrete Building Systems, when the technology was commercialized and later sold to Headwaters, Inc. in their acquisition of ISG Resources. Prior to this, Mr. Creamer worked as a project manager and project engineer on various infrastructure projects in the environmental and industrial industries. Mr. Creamer was recently named to Utah’s 40 Under Forty and was a finalist in the Ernst and Young Utah Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Creamer serves on the Solar Electric Industry Association (SEIA) Executive Committee and is a partner with Western Pacific Group (a regional private equity fund which makes long-term investments in a wide cross section of companies).
Mr. Creamer holds a B.S. degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Utah.
Mr. Shipley led JLL’s national Energy & Infrastructure Capital Markets (“E&I”) team prior to joining sPower as Chief Financial Officer (promoted from SVP of Structured Finance). E&I provided due diligence, economic feasibility and project viability analyses in the solar, biomass, biofuels, waste-to-energy and wind energy sectors. Prior to JLL, David was EVP/CFO for Enfinity America Corporation (“EAC”), the Americas subsidiary of Enfinity NV, a solar power developer and owner/operator. As founding member of EAC, and through his strategic vision and financial leadership, David helped establish EAC as a premier Solar IPP in the US, leading to the eventual sale of EAC to SunEdison, Inc. Prior to Enfinity, David had a 20 year career in corporate and investment banking, most recently with ABN AMRO Bank and its subsidiary LaSalle Bank Corporation, where he held positions of Head of Corporate Development and Capital for LaSalle Bank, and Global Head of Leasing and Asset Finance for ABN AMRO Bank. David has structured, arranged and invested in excess of $10B of transactions, including solar, wind and affordable housing tax equity, cross border structured debt and equity, equipment and real estate leasing and securitization of a variety of asset classes.
David holds a BS in Finance and Accounting from Northern Illinois University, a Masters of Business Administration – Finance and Tax from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University and is a CPA in the State of Illinois.
Randy is a solar industry and operation management veteran who possesses 35+ years of experience in construction, electrical, mechanical, engineering management, project management, manufacturing, customer service and supply chain management. Randy was promoted to COO after successfully delivering more than 650MW of operating projects over the course of 30 months as the SVP of Operations. Randy joined sPower after its acquisition of Tioga Energy.
Randy holds an Electrical Construction degree from Nova Scotia Community College; an Industrial Electrical degree from Nova Scotia Institute of Technology; and a Certificate, Financial Management from Saint Mary’s University.
Ray has spent his entire career in the energy industry. As the Chief Development Officer he oversees a number of teams including solar development, wind development, permitting, land, origination and long term strategy. sPower’s development pipeline is in excess of 10 gigawatts of wind and solar generation opportunities. Ray joined sPower from wind developer OwnEnergy, where he spent six years as the CFO during a time of rapid growth culminating in the sale of OwnEnergy to EDF in 2015. Prior to OwnEnergy, Ray was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse in investment banking with clients in the IPP, utility and renewable generation sectors. Ray’s 14-year banking career included positions with Wasserstein Perella, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and Credit Suisse.
Ray holds a BA in Finance from Southern Methodist University.
Sean is sPower’s General Counsel and handles project financing, M&A transactions, contract negotiation and other corporate legal matters. Sean has a long history in renewables, acting as Vice President and General Counsel of a Utah-based renewable energy company prior to joining sPower, and as Associate General Counsel for Raser Technologies prior to that. Throughout his career in the renewables industry, Sean has overseen all legal aspects of the development and construction of more than 1,300 MW of solar, wind and geothermal projects as well as M&A transactions covering more than 2,500 MW of renewable assets. Sean has led project-related financings with multiple tax equity and debt partners adding up to more than $1 billion in financing. Sean has experience drafting and negotiating PPAs with investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities and corporate power purchasers. He has also assisted in structuring several corporate level financings, including a $50 million line of credit, $55 million convertible note financing, a $25 million ATM program, and a $20 million private placement financing. Prior to entering the sustainable energy industry, Sean worked for Ballard Spahr, a national law firm based in Philadelphia, where his focus was public finance and included the financing of more than $1 billion in a variety of municipal and state bond offerings.
Sean received his Juris Doctor from Arizona State University where he graduated summa cum laude after earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brigham Young University.