Energy Innovation Speaker Series: Robert Gramlich, Vice President for Public Policy, American Wind Energy Association - "US Wind Energy Challenges and Opportunities"

The University of Colorado Law School, the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), and the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship present Robert Gramlich as our featured speaker.

Tags: Technology Policy


Rob Gramlich is Senior Vice President of Public Policy for the American Wind Energy Association, the national trade association of approximately 2500 entities involved in all aspects of wind energy production, based in Washington DC. Rob joined AWEA in 2005 and now leads the association’s strategic initiatives related to federal and state legislation, industry information and analysis, and regulatory policy. He has published articles on wind integration, carbon taxes, market power regulation, and electricity capacity markets. He has testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state commissions. He serves on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee.

Rob served as Economic Advisor to FERC Chairman Pat Wood III, and has worked for PJM Interconnection, PG&E National Energy Group, World Resources Institute, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Rob has a Masters degree in Public Policy from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in economics from Colby College.

About the Energy Innovation Series:
Transitioning to a sustainable low-carbon energy system poses one of the great challenges of the 21st century. The Energy Innovation speaker series brings leaders from government, law, finance, industry, and academia to discuss key aspects of this challenge and some of the innovative approaches and solutions being fashioned across a range of sectors. The inaugural series during academic year 2011-12 will focus specifically on efforts to modernize the electricity grid, financing for clean technology, and the changing utility business model.

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