Operating Partner

Paul Feldman

As an Operating Partner, Paul supports Activate’s investments and strategy in the regulated and non-regulated electric markets, including grid management, demand-side management and demand response, infrastructure, and trading.

Paul is a Board Director and Chairman Emeritus of the Midwest ISO, the largest FERC regulated Regional Transmission Organization which manages energy in 16 midcontinent states and a portion of Canada. He serves as System Planning Chairman for this region. He is also an Independent Director of the Western Electricity Reliability Council (WECC, the largest NERC Region) that is responsible for electric reliability in the 14 far west states and parts of Mexico and Canada. He serves as NERC Compliance Committee Chairman for this region. Mr. Feldman was appointed by the Secretary of Energy to serve on the NCC and advise on matters related to electricity. In addition, he serves on several energy company Advisory Boards, including Boeing.

Mr. Feldman began his career with AT&T and Bell Labs where he remained for 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility until leaving as VP of Consumer Products. While at AT&T he held senior positions in marketing, sales, R&D and Manufacturing. After leaving AT&T, he was CEO of two large energy companies (Utilicorp United and Columbia Energy), founded and sold two new ventures in the energy and technology area.

Mr. Feldman continuous today to be an active participant, board member and advisor in the utility industry working with companies, CEOs and government agencies across the United States. He has worked with the Activate principals on the evaluation of numerous investment opportunities and has directly advised several prior portfolio companies including Amp Electric Distribution and Petra Solar.

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