Charles Vaughan is Managing Director, U.S. and Canada – Utilities for Fluence, a Siemens and AES Corporation joint venture company. Fluence is a leader in the energy storage industry with a project portfolio of over 500 MWs in 15 countries. Mr. Vaughan has 20 years of experience in the energy industry focusing on wind, solar, and thermal generation projects in addition to energy storage and has worked for equipment manufacturers, services providers, and project developers. He has helped grow renewable energy businesses at GE, United Technologies, SunEdison, and at venture capital backed start-up companies. He has originated, negotiated and closed transactions worth over $3 billion and 3,000 mega-watts of energy capacity.