Niraj Parikh

Chief Operating Officer
Niraj is the Chief Operating Officer and Member of Approved Energy, one of the leading providers of natural gas, power, renewables, fuel oil, and other related services, with its headquarters in New York City. Niraj has over 13 years of extensive and progressive experience in the energy sector. He joined Approved Energy in 2019 and has been leading its development from the ground-up, focused on expansion of the company’s footprint nationwide. In addition to developing innovative customer solutions and systems that are the backbone of Approved’s business. Prior to joining Approved Energy, Niraj was the Director of Energy Pricing and Supply at Plymouth Rock Energy, an ENGIE company, where he materially grew the business and supported the successful divesture to ENGIE Resources. In his earlier years, Niraj has also worked at several Fortune 500 companies including NextEra Energy, Con Edison and Hess Corporation, where he originated and managed wholesale and retail power transactions in various capacities. Niraj holds bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and financial mathematics (with minors in accounting and economics) from Pennsylvania State University.

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Professional Skills

Wind Turbines
68 %
Solar Panels
85 %
Hybrid Energy
25 %

Personal Experience

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Honors & Awards

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