SPower, a Salt Lake City-based renewable energy independent power producer, has appointed Michael Belikoff as chief operating officer. He will oversee sPower’s pan-renewable operating portfolio of nearly 2 gigawatts and lead sPower’s engineering and construction teams as the company builds out its nearly 17-gigawatt development pipeline. Belikoff has been a leader in the renewable energy industry for more than a decade, most recently serving as executive vice president of engineering, procurement and construction and operations and maintenance (O&M) at Cypress Creek Renewables. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer at Strata Solar and vice president of global power plant engineering at First Solar. Belikoff succeeds Randall Corey, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Corey will remain with sPower through the end of the year to support the transition.