Rob Gramlich is Sr. V.P. of Public Policy for the American Wind Energy Association, the national trade association of approximately 2000 entities involved in all aspects of wind energy production. Rob joined AWEA in 2005 and now leads the association's strategic initiatives related to federal and state legislation, industry information and analysis, regulatory policy, and electric industry reforms. He has published articles on wind integration, carbon taxes, market power regulation, and electricity capacity markets. He has testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on generation interconnection policy. He serves on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee. Rob served as Economic Advisor to FERC Chairman Pat Wood III from 2001 until early 2005 with responsibility for transmission policy development. Rob was previously in the Commission’s Office of Economic Policy from 1995 through 1999 where he developed policies and drafted orders on transmission policy and market power. He was also Senior Economist in the PJM Market Monitoring Unit, Senior Associate with the PG&E National Energy Group, and research assistant with the World Resources Institute and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Rob has a Masters degree in Public Policy from UC Berkeley and a BA with honors in economics from Colby College. Rob and his wife Merrie live in Bethesda, Maryland with their four children.