Carl Zichella

Senior Policy Advocate, Director of Western Transmission, NRDC

Carl Zichella is the director for western transmission for NRDC. He is the NRDC’s lead western U.S. renewable energy transmission siting expert and serves on a nationwide team working on climate and clean energy issues. He works with environmental organizations, renewable energy and transmission industries, local, state and national governments, regulators and the public to find transmission solutions that accelerate renewable energy development while respecting wildlife and land conservation efforts.

Mr. Zichella is a director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology (CEERT), environmental representative for the Western Electricity Coordinating Council’s (WECC) Reliability Assessment Committee, vice chair of WECC’s Scenario Planning Subcommittee. He served as a member of the California Independent System Operator’s Energy Imbalance Market Transitional Committee through the market’s launch in 2015. He served on the Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee from 2013 to 2017 and was vice chair between 2016 and September 2017.


Session: Executive Summit

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