Little Rock, Ark. — Sept. 14, 2021 — Derek A. Dyson has been named as president and chief executive officer of Today’s Power, Inc. (TPI) effective January 1, 2022. Mr. Dyson replaces Michael Henderson, who is retiring after leading the organization since its founding in 2014.
Mr. Dyson has many years’ experience in the energy and renewable resources development industry. As a shareholder in the law firm of Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C. in Washington, D.C., Mr. Dyson has extensive knowledge and understanding of working with electric cooperatives, as well as municipal and commercial clients with projects that have included solar, wind, ocean thermal energy conversion, biomass, and waste-to-energy generation projects, as well as broadband telephony.
“We are very excited to welcome Mr. Dyson with his unique and vast range of experience as he leads TPI going forward,” said Rick Love, chairman of the TPI board of directors. “We commend Michael Henderson for the solid foundation established during his leadership here at TPI.”
In addition to Mr. Dyson’s aforementioned career achievements, he is also a former federal government contracting officer with the Department of Navy’s Office of Special Projects and a law clerk with Office of Administrative Law Judges at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During his tenure with the Department of Navy, Dyson served as the acting chief of acquisition and resource management for the White House Situation Support Staff and the National Security Council.
He holds a J.D. (with honors) from the Washington College of Law, American University; a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology; and a Bachelor’s in Arts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech).
TPI, headquartered in North Little Rock, is wholly owned by Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI). AECI is a Little Rock-based utility service cooperative owned by the 17 Arkansas electric distribution cooperatives. Arkansas’ electric cooperatives collectively serve more than 600,000 members, or consumers, in 74 counties.
Today’s Power, Inc. currently provides services in the renewable energy space, primarily offering power purchase agreements (PPAs) on utility scale solar photovoltaic and energy storage systems, while entering markets for electric vehicles and charging stations for all sizes and applications.