There are more than 150 experts behind America’s Power Plan, and they represent a broad range of cutting edge thinkers spanning industry and the political spectrum, including utility leaders, power generators, PUC commissioners, NGOs, as well as academic and industry experts. Our team prepared and vetted the eight white papers that form the foundation of America’s Power Plan and our top policy recommendations.

Core Team

Original Report Authors and Biographies

Overview: Rethinking Policy to Deliver a Clean Energy Future

Power Markets: Aligning Power Markets to Deliver Value

New Utility Business Models: Utility and Regulatory Models for the Modern Era

Finance Policy: Removing Investment Barriers and Managing Risk

Distributed Energy Resources Policy: Policy Implications of Decentralization

Distributed Generation Policy: Supporting Generation on Both Sides of the Meter

Transmission Policy: Planning for and Investing in Wires

Siting: Finding a Home for Renewable Energy and Transmission

 A wide and diverse group of thought leaders participated in the development of America’s Power Plan — spanning the industry and political spectrum —  including utility leaders, power generators, PUC commissioners, NGOs, as well as academic and industry experts.

We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to our peer reviewers from the foundational series:

  • Dan Adler, CalCEF
  • Doug Arent, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Lauren Azar, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Izzet Bensusan, Karbone
  • Jeff Bladen, DNV Kema
  • Michael Brairton, ITC Holdings Corp.
  • Ralph Cavanagh, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Allison Clements, Sustainable FERC Project
  • Kenneth Costello, National Regulatory Research Institute
  • Liese Dart, The Wilderness Society
  • Linda Davis, Western Governors Association
  • Timothy Distler, Recurrent Energy
  • Steve Fine, ICF International
  • Peter Flynn, Bostonia Group
  • Randy Fordice, Great River Energy
  • Peter Fox-Penner, Brattle Group
  • Steven Franz, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Mark Fulton, Deutsche Bank
  • Eric Gimon, Independent Consultant
  • Jimmy Glotfelty, Clean Lines Energy Partners
  • Michael Goggin, American Wind Energy Association
  • Gary Graham, Western Resource Advocates
  • Mike Gregerson, Midwest Governors Association and the Great Plains Institute
  • Dian Grueneich, former California Public Utilities Commissioner
  • Tom Hoff, Clean Power Research
  • Marija Ilic, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kit Kennedy, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Tom King, U.S. Business, National Grid
  • Ginny Kreitler, National Audubon Society
  • Michael Liebreich, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Peter Liu, Clean Energy Advantage
  • Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Trieu Mai, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Rob Marmet, Piedmont Environmental Council
  • Robert Marritz,
  • Colin Meehan, Comverge
  • Dave Olsen, Western Grid Group
  • Dale Osborn, Midwest Independent System Operator
  • Bentham Paulos, Paulos Analysis
  • Richard Perez, State University of New York – Albany
  • Tom Plant, Center for the New Energy Economy
  • Julia Prochnik, JAS Consulting
  • Karl R. Rábago, Rábago Energy LLC
  • Greg Rosen, Mosaic
  • Jigar Shah, Inerjys
  • John Shepard, Sonoran Institute
  • Alison Silverstein, former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Jurgen Weiss, Brattle Group
  • Steve Weissman, Berkeley
  • Byron Woertz, Western Electricity Coordinating Council
  • Lisa Wood, Edison Foundation’s Institute for Electric Efficiency
  • Tom Wray, Sun Zia