Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) is the only 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 But an insular, outdated and often short-sighted regional transmission planning and permitting system stands in the way of achieving those goals.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.
John Jimison, a longtime veteran of energy policy issues, is ACEG’s Executive Director. Rob Gramlich of Grid Strategies LLC and David Gardiner of David Gardiner and Associates are ACEG’s Senior Advisors, providing deep expertise and contacts in transmission issues, policymaking, and communications. The staff of David Gardiner and Associates help manage the overall strategy and objectives of the organization.
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
William F. Hederman
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