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JERA Americas appoints chief commercial officer

JERA Americas has appointed James Tinsley as CCO. He joins from Calpine.

ERA Americas, the Houston-based subsidiary of global energy leader JERA, has appointed James Tinsley as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), according to a news release.

Tinsley joins JERA Americas from his position as vice president, Natural Gas Supply and Trading for Calpine Energy Services.

In his new role, Tinsley will be responsible for all commercial functions for the Company including overseeing commercial development opportunities for existing assets and for future asset portfolios the company may acquire.

“We are glad to have James join us at a critical point in JERA Americas’ growth trajectory. Over the past two years we have scaled up the organization to where we now have a solidly performing core asset portfolio and supporting corporate infrastructure,” said Steven Winn, JERA Americas chief executive officer. “James will spearhead the next phase of growth—expanding our commercial organization’s capabilities in order to optimize our current portfolio and the new assets we intend to build or acquire.”

During his seven years with Calpine, Tinsley led a natural gas supply and trading team of more than 20 people, responsible for natural gas trading, scheduling, and supply for the largest fleet of natural gas power facilities in the United States. He also grew the company’s natural gas commercial activities through the acquisition of new transportation and storage assets in addition to negotiating LNG imports.

Tinsley’s tenure at Calpine built on his leadership roles in the Natural Gas Trading and Supply businesses of Hess Energy Marketing (later acquired by Direct Energy) and helped build the largest commercial/industrial natural gas marketer in the country. He also oversaw development and construction activities of two power projects. Tinsley started his career in natural gas and electricity with Pace Global Energy where he helped large industrial companies manage commodity risk, negotiate contracts and lower energy costs.

“JERA Americas is catalyzing the clean energy transition—bringing clean energy projects such as wind and solar in Texas, hydrogen blending to reduce CO2 emissions at natural gas plants and looking to repurpose existing infrastructure into clean energy centers that will maintain a reliable supply of energy as well as facilitating the integration of new offshore wind farms and battery storage in the northeast,” said Tinsley. “I am looking forward to joining the Company and helping to accelerate the rollout of these technologies.”

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