In this role, Mr. Tholke is responsible for identifying, evaluating, structuring and developing renewable energy projects throughout the Southwest Region which includes California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. He directs site assessment, land acquisition, interconnection strategy, permitting, public outreach, customer relationships, regional policy analysis, initial financial feasibility analyses and engineering/design and project legal review. Mark further has oversight over the origination of multiple projects either through internal origination or acquisition.
Mark joined enXco in November, 2006, as the Regional Project Development Manager and was promoted to Director of the Southwest Region in August, 2008.
"This promotion is a well deserved recognition of Mark’s dedication and commitment to enXco. His comprehensive understanding of the renewable energy business and tireless efforts to achieve success is admirable," commented Tristan Grimbert, president and CEO of enXco. "It is important that we continue to be well positioned and staffed to take advantage of the growth opportunities in this area of the country and are pleased to have Mark step into this enhanced leadership role."
Prior to joining enXco, Mark held positions with Eurus Energy, GE Wind Energy and Green Mountain Energy. Prior to his work in renewable energy, Mark worked at a research affiliate of the Heinz Foundation and the Nature Conservancy in Washington, DC.
Mark holds a joint MBA/MS in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Environmental Science & Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
enXco – an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company develops, constructs, owns, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United States. For more than two decades, we have been a leader in wind-energy focusing on large-scale wind farm projects. Today enXco’s portfolio includes solar and biomass technologies, in an effort to help drive our nation’s transition to a sustainable energy economy. enXco is a significant owner and developer of wind-energy installations in the United States, and is the leading third-party operations & maintenance provider for wind farms in North America.