Panhandle Power Solutions (PPS) is pleased to announce that Robin Hurst, P.E. will be taking the helm as Vice President of Renewables. Hurst served for 30-Years at Southern Company in engineering and project focused roles, providing unmatched insight into our clients needs.  During his time at Southern Hurst aided in the development of the compliance strategy for Southern Company’s coal generation fleet. The project was completed  on schedule and 10% below the $3B budget in support of 12,000MW of generation.

“We are delighted to welcome Robin as our new VP of Renewables. Robin’s institutional knowledge of our nation’s power grid and track record managing major programs at Southern make him an invaluable asset to our organization and our clients alike” – Cagen Williams

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Technical Background

Hurst studied at the University of Alabama, where he received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Auburn University where he received his ME in Electrical Engineering 1997. He holds a professional engineer license in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida. Hurst’s career has focused on heavy industrial construction projects, building: new central station generating stations, renewables, microgrids, environmental controls, natural gas pipelines, and compression stations. He has spent the past decade as a leader in construction and project management.

Leadership Style

Hurst is a passionate safety leader and has successfully led culture shifts towards collaborative safety first mindsets throughout his career. He has demonstrated a resolute commitment to transparent and honest communication in support of a safety culture where the safety of the individual stands above all else.

“I believe that if you surround yourself with great people, anything is achievable. The first mission is the people and their development and well-being. The second mission is to build strong teamwork. The third mission is to provide strong leadership. I follow a leadership model learned from a past Colonel in the Army. Set the vision in a very clear manner that the team knows the objective. Show integrity in all that you do. Have competence in the field you work. Drive with energy and enthusiasm everyday.” – Robin Hurst

Hurst leadership style matches well with PPS culture and core values of Tenacity, Innovation, Individuality, and Ownership. Hurst Tenacious spirit, Innovation first mindset, empowerment of team members Individuality and embodiment of Ownership make him a wonderful fit for PPS.

Fun Facts

Hurst grew up on the Gulf Coast where his love for being offshore awakened. In  more recent years that has been focused on fishing out at sea but his life goal is to sail around the world.

Please join us in welcoming Robin Hurst to the team!

About Panhandle Power Solutions

Panhandle Power Solutions LLC (PPS) was acquired by BBNC in 2019 after 15 years as a successful Federal contractor providing General Construction and Electrical services at some of the nations most critical defense facilities. PPS has carried forward the rigorous legacy of our Federal roots to serve Utility and Investment-Grade commercial clients in the Renewable Energy Sector. PPS has deployed more than 1.5GW of Renewable Energy projects to date. PPS is a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC), An Alaskan Native Corporation.