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 But an insular, outdated and often short-sighted regional transmission planning and permitting system stands in the way of achieving those goals.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.

Patrick Hughes, President
National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Jessica Eckdish

BlueGreen Alliance


Adrienne Mouton-Henderson
Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Christina Hayes, Treasurer

Berkshire Hathaway Energy


Robert L. Dean Jr.
IBEW Local 1245



Larry Gasteiger


Kyle Davis

ENEL North America

John Moore


Shashank Sane




ACEG is staffed by two consulting firms, Grid Strategies LLC 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

William Sherman

Michael Goggin
Research Director

Sabreen Ahmed
Communications Associate

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
Paul Centolella & Associates LLC

Dr. Jennifer Chen

Founder and CEO
Jennifer Chen PLLC

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

John Jimison

Energy Future Services, Inc.

Dr. Carl Linvill
Regulatory Assistance Project

Cheryl Roberto
Senior Principal
Synapse Energy Economics, Inc.

Alison Silverstein
Alison Silverstein Consulting

Carl Zichella
Retired Senior Advocate