Our Team


Alex Morris

General Manager

Alex Morris serves as the General Manager of California Community Power (CC Power), proudly serving CC Power’s nine member-CCAs to collectively provide electricity for 2.7 million customers across 112 municipalities across California. As General Manager, Alex oversees CC Power’s execution, strategy, and service to members as a major joint-action energy buyer.


Alex has deep expertise in the California electric system with over 17 years of experience in various energy management, strategy, environmental, and planning, and other duties. In previous roles, Alex served as the Executive Director of the California Energy Storage Alliance, an energy storage advocacy organization, as the Senior Vice President with an energy consulting firm, and in various managerial roles in multiple grid, procurement, and clean-energy divisions of major utilities, Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric.


Alex has an Environmental Studies degree from UCLA and a master’s degree in business from the University of California, Davis.


Philippe Gerretsen

Director of Origination

Philippe Gerretsen is Director of Origination for CC Power. In this role, he contributes his knowledge and experience in power procurement, wholesale electricity markets, project management, and leadership to support CC Power’s procurement of renewables, energy storage, and other products to support its participating community choice aggregators’ compliance and decarbonization objectives.


Prior to joining CC Power, Mr. Gerretsen held a variety of roles over the course of three years at Nikola Corporation where he was responsible at various times for power procurement for hydrogen production, fueling station development strategy, policy development and advocacy, fuel cell electric vehicle market development and sales, and third-party hydrogen fuel sales. Mr. Gerretsen also represented Nikola on the Board of Directors of the California Hydrogen Business Council, where he actively engaged in shaping California’s policy towards hydrogen, particularly for mobility applications.


Prior to joining Nikola, Mr. Gerretsen worked at Southern California Edison for close to a decade, serving in a variety of roles that included managing a portfolio of contracted renewable and gas-fired generation assets, originating new renewable and energy storage agreements, developing strategies by which SCE could become a distribution system operator, project managing the power charge indifference adjustment working group before the California Public Utilities Commission, and supporting the development of the transmission and distribution budget and priorities during Covid-19.