Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) is the only non-profit broad-based public interest advocacy coalition focused on the need to expand, integrate, and modernize the North American high voltage grid.

Expanded high voltage transmission will make America’s electric grid more affordable, reliable, and sustainable and allow America to tap all economic energy resources, overcome system management challenges, and create thousands of well-compensated jobs. But an insular, outdated and often short-sighted regional transmission planning and permitting system stands in the way of achieving those goals.

ACEG brings together the diverse support for an expanded and modernized grid from business, labor, consumer and environmental groups, and other transmission supporters to educate policymakers and key opinion leaders to support policy which recognizes the benefits of a robust transmission grid.

ACEG Board of Directors

The ACEG Board of Directors is made up of experts representing the highly diverse nature of the ACEG coalition, who work on a wide range of energy policy issues but all agree that a modernized, expanded, high-voltage grid is the key pathway to a clean energy future.

Nina Plaushin, President
ITC Holdings Corp.

David Gardiner
David Gardiner and Associates

Dr. Jennifer Chen, Vice President
Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Larry Gasteiger
WIRES

John Moore
NRDC

Patrick Hughes, Treasurer
National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Rob Gramlich
Grid Strategies LLC

Bill White
CTC Global

John Jimison, Secretary
Energy Future Services, Inc.

James J. Hoecker
Former Chairman of FERC

Staff

ACEG is staffed by two consulting firms, Grid Strategies LCC and David Gardiner and Associates. The team provides deep expertise and contacts in transmission and clean energy issues, policymaking, and communications.

Rob Gramlich
Executive Director

David Gardiner
Senior Advisor

James Hewett
Policy Director

Michael Goggin
Research Director

Isabel Harrison
Communications Director

Betsy Gardiner
Chief Operating Officer

Expert Advisory Council

ACEG’s Expert Advisory Council was established to provide an independent source of expertise concerning transmission. We rely on their input to help us maintain our confidence that the positions we take, the statements we make, and the policies we advocate are aligned with the facts and technical realities related to the high-voltage grid, including economic and political realities.

Current members include:

Paul A. Centolella
President
Paul Centolella & Associates LLC

William F. Hederman
Senior Fellow
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. William W. Hogan
Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Dr. Lynne Kiesling
Director, Institute for Regulatory Law & Economics
Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Carl Linvill
Principal
Regulatory Assistance Project

Cheryl Roberto
Senior Principal
Synapse Energy Economics, Inc.

Alison Silverstein
Consultant
Alison Silverstein Consulting

Carl Zichella
Retired Senior Advocate
NRDC