Grid Strategies LLC
Rob Gramlich focuses on transmission policy and power market rules for low cost de-carbonization.
Rob oversaw transmission and power market policy for the American Wind Energy Association from 2005 through 2016 as Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs, Interim CEO, and Policy Director. He was Economic Advisor to FERC Chairman Pat Wood III from 2001 to 2005, Senior Economist at PJM Interconnection in 1999 and 2000, Senior Associate at PG&E National Energy Group in 2000-2001, and an analyst at the FERC Office of Economic Policy, ICF Resources, the World Resources Institute, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the 1990s. He has testified before the US Congress, US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and state regulatory commissions.
He currently serves on the board of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy Foundation, on the Advisory Council for the Energy Systems Integration Group, and on the DOE “Beyond LCOE” External Advisory Board. In the past he has served on advisory committees for the U.S. Department of Energy and the North American Energy Standards Board, on boards of a number of regional clean energy organizations, as Vice Chair of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, and as Interim Executive Director of the Wind Energy Foundation.
Rob has received the following awards and recognition:
- Energy Systems Integration Group Award “for contributions to market design and transmission planning for improved system planning and operation.” (2018)
- The Hill magazine: Top Lobbyist each year from 2011 through 2016.
- American Wind Energy Association: Technical Achievement Award “in recognition of significant contribution to articulating how wind can provide 20 percent of US electricity demand by 2030.” (2008)
- US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Exemplar of Public Service Award “for a distinguished career in pursuit of the vision, mission, and values of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.” (2005)
- Rob has published articles on wind integration, wind markets and policy, economic incentives for environmental protection, power market regulation, and electricity market design.
Rob has a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from UC Berkeley and a BA with Honors in Economics from Colby College.