STEP Seminar: Betsy Engelking, National Grid Renewables

Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
October 25, 2021 - 12:30 pm CDT
- 1:30 pm
Josie Johnson Community Room 180, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Please join us to hear from Betsy Engelking, Vice President of Policy and Strategy for National Grid Renewables, who will be joining us in person to share lessons from her career journey, give insight into her day-to-day at National Grid Renewables, and a preview of what’s on the horizon for her work.

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The STEP Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary platform for scholars and practitioners to discuss research and policy issues in the broad domain of science, technology, and environmental policy. The seminar series provides an informal setting for feedback and engagement with ongoing research projects and policy debates.


Betsy Engelking, VP Policy and Strategy, National Grid Renewables
Betsy Engelking, VP Policy and Strategy, National Grid Renewables

About the Speaker:

Betsy Engelking joined National Grid Renewables as Vice President in January 2012 and currently leads the Company’s policy efforts. Betsy developed the regulatory strategy for the Aurora Project and provided expert testimony in the PUC process. She also collaborated with a number of legislators and advocates to achieve passage of the 2013 Minnesota Solar Energy legislation. Previously, Betsy was Director of Resource Planning for Xcel Energy, where she developed and implemented long-range power supply plans, including compliance with Xcel’s wide-ranging renewable energy requirements. She has also held positions with Great River Energy and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.


With more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry, Betsy’s expertise in energy policy, renewable energy, resource planning, utility rates and regulation, and energy markets are invaluable to National Grid Renewables. Since the beginning of her career, Betsy has worked both regionally and nationally to promote the advancement of wind energy and other renewables through participation with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC), the Great Plains Institute’s Power the Plains collaborative, and through an active role in state and national policy development. Betsy holds a MBA in Finance and Economics from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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