Vice President, Market Intelligence
Customized Energy Solutions
Barbara Clemenhagen is the Vice President of Market Intelligence for Customized Energy Solutions. Based in Austin, Texas, Barbara is an expert in regulatory advocacy and market design, with a focus on the North American energy markets. Barbara assists clients in projects that range from strategic to operational, and include planning, market design, regulatory compliance, power purchase, project finance, acquisitions and divestitures.
Barbara started her energy career in the age of the incandescent bulb at BC Hydro. After a time in private practice, Barbara was appointed to serve as a Commissioner at the British Columbia Utilities Commission until 2002, when she left to work for Sempra Energy in San Diego. In 2005, Barbara moved to Austin, Texas to work on the Sempra/Riverstone joint venture, Topaz Power, as Vice President of Commercial and External Relations. During her tenure at Topaz Power, she served on the ERCOT Board of Directors representing the Independent Generator market segment.
Today, Barbara leads a team of market experts at Customized Energy Solutions analyzing RTO/ISO market outcomes, changes and rule modifications while supporting the design of fair and efficient market rules and regulations that enhance competitive power markets for investors, operators, retailers and consumers.