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Enabling commercial fleets to harness the
power of electric.

energy + logistics + transportation.

Fleet electrification offers a promising opportunity for commercial fleet operators to reduce their total cost of ownership and decarbonize operations. However, this transition is not without its challenges. Innovators face significant grid constraints—from congestion to utility interconnection to rates and pricing—and the process of electrifying fleets requires careful planning and implementation.

At Pave Power, we specialize in working with commercial fleet operators to design customized and resilient electrification solutions that cater to the specific requirements of your business. Our solutions empower you to concentrate on your core competencies while simultaneously increasing profitability, efficiency, and environmental sustainability.

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Your solution.

Based on our industry-leading expertise in the following areas:

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Onsite energy generation

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Onsite energy storage

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Charging infrastructure

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Software-enabled
intelligent 
charging

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Grid connect

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Site selection
and site design

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Vehicle procurement advisory

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Flexible ownership and financing structures

The Pave Power
difference.

Customer First: We prioritize intensive customer discovery and work alongside you to build vehicle electrification solutions that fit the unique needs of your business and operations.

Energy First: We provide deep expertise and understanding of the complexities of the electrical grid, supporting infrastructure, regulations and tariffs—enabling us to design more efficient, resilient and valuable solutions.

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Our team.

Pave Power's team has proven experience building
and operating clean energy infrastructure projects.

As a values-aligned partner, we are committed to reliability and
believe in responsibly developed projects that positively impact
the environment, local economy, and our commercial partners. 

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Kirk Bedell
President & Co-Founder

Kirk leads the business and all commercial efforts at Pave Power. As a former NABCEP certified solar installer with a background in building early-stage businesses, he understands energy projects from the ground up and thrives on finding values-aligned partners with whom to build and scale innovative, customer-centric solutions. He brings strong industry leadership to Pave Power, having previously served as founding VP of Brookfield’s Distributed Generation development business, and as the commercial leader of GE Solar - where he architected the commercial strategy and core team for distributed energy development. Kirk holds a B.A. in History from Trinity College. When he’s not engrossed in his work at Pave, Kirk enjoys skiing, hot yoga, futile attempts at the game of golf, regularly attending the NCAA’s and Olympics for Wrestling, and bringing his wife and two children on as many weekend excursions and travel adventures as they’ll tolerate.

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Mark Laabs
Executive Chairman & Co-Founder

Mark oversees the vision, structuring, and strategic initiatives of Pave Power. Mark has been deeply involved in the energy transition landscape for some time, having co-founded Modern Energy, where he now serves as Executive Chairman, co-founded Faro Energy, served as Soligent's COO, assisted in building and selling Climate Bridge, and worked as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. Energetic and contemplative, he channels his time and energy towards the highest and best uses for achieving the greatest positive and lasting climate impact. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Advanced Energy United, the Board of Advisors at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, and serves as a Commissioner of the Environmental Transitions Commission. Mark graduated as a Robertson Scholar jointly from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. In addition to his work in clean energy, he founded the Rare Cancer Research Foundation.‚Äč

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Yousef AbuGharbieh
Interim COO

Yousef is the Chief Operating Officer at Modern Energy and brings to the Pave Power team a decade of experience in early-stage clean energy company strategy, operations, and business development. A fluent innovator and project manager, he is passionate about how to maximize the potential of teams toward a common goal. Spanning his tenure with Modern Energy and formally as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, Yousef excels at partnering with leaders to disrupt an industry and launch and build companies across the energy, software, and tech industries. Yousef graduated as a Robertson Scholar jointly from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, and he also holds a JD/MBA from Yale University. You can find him hanging out with his two children in his spare time.

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Alex Norman
Head of Project Execution & EPC

Alex is an experienced design-build professional in the solar industry, having spent over 15 years leading companies specialized in commercial & industrial distributed energy systems. He most recently served as Vice President of the Solar Canopy division at DSD Renewables, where he co-founded the solar canopy product team that designed and constructed over 300 MW of parking canopy PV systems, 50 MWH of battery energy storage systems, and countless EV charging stations. He has deep experience building cost competitive C&I energy infrastructure solutions that integrate the needs of heavily trafficked parking lots with EV charging, PV electrical systems, stormwater management, value-engineered steel details, reduced O&M expenses, and related ancillary power & security systems. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Development from the University of Redlands. He holds numerous patents attributed to his contributions to the DSD canopy product line and maintains NABCEP and OSHA 30 certifications. When not working, you can find him cycling around the NYC area, hiking and rock climbing in the wild, or concocting vegan cuisine in his Brooklyn kitchen.

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Sam Haskel
Director of Finance & Business Development

Sam leads Finance and Investor Relations at Pave Power and actively supports the company's business development efforts. He previously spent seven years at Goldman Sachs, where he led investments across multiple industries and asset classes. As VP of Commodities Structured Finance, he provided creative capital solutions and risk management strategies to a variety of energy and infrastructure companies. Sam brings an investor's mindset and extensive experience structuring complex transactions to his work at Pave Power advancing the energy transition. Sam graduated from Dartmouth College magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. When he's not spending his free time outdoors -- gardening, skiing and hiking -- he's likely around food -- cooking at home or trying new restaurants.

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Stuart Pomeroy
Business Operations Manager

Stu leans into all things business operations at Pave Power, helping to coordinate teams, problem-solve, and prioritize the highest and best uses of the team’s time and energy. Thriving in a dynamic daily environment, he covers special project needs and is constantly looking for ways to elevate Pave’s processes, technology, and business systems. Stu has held investment, project & structured finance, and operational roles in leading energy transition development businesses; notably Modern Energy, DSD, and GE Solar. Stu holds a B.A. from Princeton University. Outside the office, he can be found outside, usually on a bike.

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Megan Lienau
Project Developer

Megan manages project development at Pave Power, prioritizing and planning technical project components to meet customer needs. She coordinates development activities through a project’s lifespan, and supports the data analysis, research, and energy modeling functions that underlie Pave’s designs. Megan brings an analytical mindset to Pave’s project delivery with a background in operations, engineering, and growth for start-ups in the renewable energy industry. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Quantitative Energy Systems and a B.A. in Product Design. She is an avid patron of natural spaces and can be found rock climbing, backpacking, piloting, and seeking out live music when not in the office.

Get in touch.

Get in touch with us to find out how we can help get your fleet ready for tomorrow.

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