Audrey Zibelman
Audrey Zibelman
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Former Managing Director and CEO of AEMO and Global Energy Transition Advisor

Audrey Zibelman  will be joining us virtually for the conference

Audrey Zibelman is an experienced energy industry executive who has led the decarbonization of the power industry as an entrepreneur, CEO and government leader. 

She is a member of President Biden’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and holds non-executive board and advisory positions with the Pollination Group, Meridian,  X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory; home energy appliance maker SPAN; Rocky Mountain Institute; battery manufacturer EOS Energy; Australian renewable energy developer Squadron Energy;Advanced Energy Economy.

Audrey was previously General Manager of Tapestry, X’s moonshot for the electric grid where she led the project’s efforts to accelerate power system decarbonization through the development of highly accurate digital models of the grid.

Before joining X, Audrey was the Managing Director and CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the national power system and gas system operator for Australia.  At AEMO, Audrey spearheaded the development of a market for consumer owned distributed power resources, established the roadmap for Australia to decarbonise its national power system and led the organization through a digital and cultural transformation. She led major market reform initiatives as CEO of AEMO and as a member of the Energy Security Board, and led the founding of the Global Power System Transformation Consortium together with CEOs of US and European grid operators. 

Audrey was previously the Chair of the New York Public Service Commission where she was a member of the Governor’s cabinet and regulated the electric, gas, water, steam and communication utilities in New York. While in New York, Audrey led massive regulatory reform of the electric industry to support a decarbonised grid, known as Reforming the Energy Vision, or REV. Audrey’s previous executive positions were as the Executive Vice President and COO of PJM, and as an executive and legal counsel for Xcel Energy, the US 5th largest multi-state integrated gas and electric utility. 

Audrey started her career as legal counsel to the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission having gained her Doctorate of Law from Mitchell Hamline School in Minnesota. Today, she lives in San Francisco, and divides her time between Europe, North America and Australia.