David Daly – who worked for Public Service Electric & Gas for 35 years, retiring as president and chief operating officer in 2021 – has been named president of electric vehicle company EV Edison Inc., effective April 25. The company made the announcement May 10.
“We are excited to have Dave join us as he brings over 38 years of experience and leadership in the energy sector,” Shihab Kuran, EV Edison’s executive chairman, said in a statement. “Within the energy transition space, he has a successful track record of developing and executing a wide range of innovative clean and renewable energy programs. With our development of large-scale high-power EV charging technologies and hubs, Dave’s executive experience managing complex, multi-stakeholder power projects is key for the continued growth of our business.”
EV Edison Inc. was recently spun out of Power Edison to develop EV charging solutions. Its flagship project is a 200-MW super charging hub in Kearny, which the company said is the nation’s largest, situated on a 130-acre site near Interstate 95, Port Newark, Newark Liberty International Airport and New York City.
“I am honored to join EV Edison’s talented and dedicated team,” Daly said. “The company is poised for tremendous growth, and I look forward to leading the team as we expand and scale our projects, capital, technologies, and people. EV Edison’s innovative solutions are advancing the electrification of the transportation sector and the clean energy revolution, with a strong focus on workforce development and environmental justice. I am thrilled to be part of this exciting journey.”
At PSEG, Daly led the launch of the company’s Clean Energy Future program, which focused on energy efficiency, electric vehicles, grid-connected and distributed solar, energy storage, advanced grid technologies, infrastructure resiliency, and other clean energy investments. That company announced Daly’s retirement in May 2021, stating he would serve in an advisory role until the end of the year. Kim Hanemann succeeded him, becoming the first woman to lead the state’s largest electric and gas utility in its 118-year history.
In February 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy named Daly to the state’s new Council on the Green Economy, which was formed to build New Jersey’s clean energy economy. According to his hiring announcement, he is also a former chairman of the board of the New Jersey Utilities Association, co-chair of the Sustainability Council of the New Jersey Audubon Society, and a member of the American Gas Association board.