HOUSTON, August 17, 2004 — ICF Consulting announced that James (Jimmy) Glotfelty has joined the firm as Vice President, Energy Markets. Glotfelty has more than ten years of experience in both the public- and private-sectors and is a well-known expert in electric transmission and distribution, generation, energy policy, and energy security. He will be based in ICF Consulting’s Houston office.
“We look forward to leveraging Jimmy’s broad experience in private and government sectors to augment ICF Consulting’s growth by providing energy companies, as well as federal, state and local governments, with critical energy consulting services,” says Sudhakar Kesavan, CEO of ICF Consulting. “ICF Consulting is very fortunate to have Jimmy on our team, and we are confident that he’ll add tremendous value for our clients,” adds Philip Mihlmester, the Managing Director of the Energy Markets practice at ICF Consulting.
Glotfelty recently left the U.S. Department of Energy where he was the Director of the Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution, a $100 million per year electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) research and development program. Glotfelty also was the lead U.S. representative to the joint U.S.-Canadian Power System Outage Task Force investigating the Blackout of August 2003.
While at DOE, Glotfelty worked extensively with utility CEOs and senior management in the electric power and energy sectors. He led teams that focused on researching T&D technologies, gaining Presidential permits for cross-border transmission lines, studying the impacts of Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO), identifying major transmission bottlenecks in the U.S., and securing the critical energy infrastructure in the U.S.
Earlier in his government career, Glotfelty served as the senior policy advisor to U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, and was the energy Policy Director to then Texas Governor George W. Bush and Legislative Director to Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX). In addition, he was the Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Calpine Corporation in Houston, Texas. While at Calpine, Glotfelty managed a 14-state region for government and public affairs where his responsibilities included managing all media contacts, negotiating interconnection agreements for new power plants, and participating in state and federal regulatory proceedings.
Glotfelty served as the co-chair for the Consortium for Electrical Infrastructure to support a Digital Society and the SECA Transmission Forum, and served as a member of the Harvard Energy Policy Group, the Aspen Institute Energy Forum, the Keystone Energy Forum, and the White House Task Force to Streamline Permitting. He has been a keynote speaker at many industry conferences.
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