Vivint Solar appoints Thomas Plagemann and Erica Dahl in key roles

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Vivint Solar, a full-service residential solar provider, has appointed Thomas Plagemann as chief commercial officer and head of capital markets.

Simultaneously, the company also appointed Erica Dahl to vice president of public policy and government affairs. Additionally, Plagemann has been elected as the chair of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) State Policy Committee.

In his new role at Vivint Solar, Plagemann will be responsible for product and market expansion, including continuing to lead the company’s tax equity, capital markets and other financing strategies as well as providing leadership for the company’s government affairs efforts.

In her new role, Dahl will be responsible for leading the company’s government affairs strategy at the local, state and federal levels and advising executive leadership regarding policy opportunities and challenges for business development.

In Plagemann’s role as chair of the SEIA State Policy Committee, the decision making body for policy initiatives at the state levels, he will lead members of the State Policy Committee in working with SEIA staff to set the direction and strategy for SEIA’s state level policy efforts on behalf of the solar industry.

Plagemann has more than 20 years of experience originating and executing financings and investments in the power sector. A renewable energy investment veteran, he has been involved with projects valued in excess of $29 billion and has completed transactions across the balance sheet from debt to equity.

Prior to joining Vivint Solar as executive vice president and head of capital markets, Plagemann served as managing director, head of energy, U.S Corporate and Investment Banking at Santander Global Banking & Markets. Plagemann started his career at Deutsche Bank and has also held management roles at GE Capital, AIG and First Solar.

Based in Vivint Solar’s Utah headquarters, Dahl joined Vivint Solar in 2015 as director of public policy and government affairs. Prior to Vivint Solar, she served as the director of community relations for the Central Region of Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City and as vice president of government relations for Bank of America in San Francisco.

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