Features Energy

JoAnn Chávez – DTE

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At some point, every person, everywhere needs a helping hand, but that help may be hard to get in underserved parts of the country. That’s been the experience of JoAnn Chávez, senior vice president and chief legal officer for Michigan-based Fortune 250 energy provider DTE, which is seeking to uplift young people in parts of […]

Sophia Lee – Altus Power Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

F or most people, the first day at a new job consists of meeting colleagues, getting log-in credentials and learning company basics. For Sophia Lee, her first day at Altus Power Inc. also included getting up to speed on its plan to go public, an initiative she would be leading. “I worked on it from day […]

Andrea Halverson Harper – Pepco Holdings

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Her recent reunion at the University of Virginia School of Law was a joyous occasion with midcareer attorneys basking in the Southern charm of Charlottesville. The all-nighters, the moot courts, the paper chases of decades ago, the brushing up on Latin—it all seemed worth it. Maybe even more so for Andrea Halverson Harper, a proud […]

Wendy Ellis – DT Midstream

Est. reading time: 4 mins

After nearly three decades of practicing energy law at firms and in-house, Wendy Ellis might have thought she had seen it all in this segment. Well, almost. Last summer her long-time employer, DTE Energy, spun off its natural gas pipeline, storage and gathering division into a separate publicly traded company. So, who better provide legal […]

Amanda Richards – RPC/Cudd Energy Services

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Imagine being handed not one but 20 contracts. At 40 pages long each, they can take two days to review—and they need to be reviewed immediately. Now, imagine software that can review the contracts in the time it takes someone to grab a much-needed cup of coffee. That’s the power of artificial intelligence. For General […]

Mackenzie Meinhold – AES

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Sometimes the most meaningful projects are the ones that take a little longer to come together—something Mackenzie Meinhold knows all too well. The associate general counsel at AES is nearing the completion of a wind farm project more than five years in the making. “It’s been a very long lead time, so we’re really excited […]

Paulina Cox Vyhmeister – EDF Renewables Chile

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s a site that makes her glow, nearly 500 sprawling acres of 400,000 shiny rectangular modules sucking in solar rays in a remote valley 30 miles north of the Chilean capital of Santiago. For Paulina Cox Vyhmeister had a strong hand in making this project a reality, and it’s a major contributor to her homeland’s […]

David Ralph – Baltimore Gas and Electric

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There’s got to be some middle ground between affordable and environmentally benign energy. Not that it’ll satisfy everyone but it’s still a laudable goal. It’s a goal that David Ralph pursues with colleagues at Baltimore Gas and Electric. Vice president and general counsel for the past three years and, prior to then, assistant general counsel […]

Sarah Hurt – Jefferson Energy Companies

Est. reading time: 4 mins

They were already a fixture on the Neches River waterfront in Beaumont, Texas. The Jefferson Energy Cos. had six rail track loops connecting three interstate railroads, two docks, and storage for 2.9 million barrels of crude oil and refined products. In the past two years, the company, a subsidiary of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors, […]

John Stewart – Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It seemed like an ordinary assignment for crews at Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC. Trees outside a customer’s home were growing into the path of the wires and they needed to be trimmed back. Then, the crew discovered the homeowner perched in the tree to prevent trimming. She wasn’t budging. So, Vice President for Litigation […]

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