Austin November 2018 Luncheon
"Beyond ERCOT: What Is Going On In The Rest Of North America?"
Speaker: Barbara Clemenhagen, VP, Market Intelligence, Customized Energy Solutions
Customized Energy Solutions assists clients in managing and staying ahead of the changes in the wholesale and retail electricity and natural gas markets. Serving hundreds of clients, Customized Energy Solutions offers market intelligence consulting services as well as hosted energy market operations platforms and services. Barbara Clemenhagen heads up the Market Intelligence team, which provides consulting services, including succinct, informative reports for the North American RTO/ISO markets.
Beyond ERCOT, there are six other structured markets in the USA, two in Canada and a Mexico wholesale electric market in its infancy. Like ERCOT, these markets are complex and continuously evolving. Barbara Clemenhagen will provide a high level overview of each of the markets and new initiatives being proposed, evaluated, or recently implemented. Where there are differences, we also find similarities between each of these markets. Each are experiencing challenges with facilitating higher renewable penetrations within their respective regions, managing the impacts of potential and scheduled retirements of generation units, considering the reliability and market impacts related to fuel supply and availability….. and more.
Barbara Clemenhagen is the Vice President of Market Intelligence for Customized Energy Solutions. She is responsible for helping clients and her team navigate the turbulent waters of the electricity markets in the US, Canada, Mexico and beyond.
Based in Austin, Texas, Barbara is an expert on the complex North American energy markets. During her extensive career she has taken on projects that range from strategic to operational, and include planning, market design, regulatory, power purchase agreement structuring, project finance, acquisitions and divestitures.
Barbara started her career at BC Hydro in the Pacific Northwest. Barbara went on to serve as a Commissioner at the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC). After serving as a regulator for several years, she joined Sempra Energy as the Sempra Global lead on Electricity Market Design issues. Prior to joining Customized Energy Solutions, she was the Vice President of Commercial and External Relations for Topaz Power, a power generation company in Texas. Barbara has an undergraduate degree in Commerce and graduate degrees in Economics and Administrative Law.