The Grid Strategies Team
Founder and President
Rob Gramlich is President of Grid Strategies LLC, a Washington DC-based consultancy focused on transmission and power markets for a reliable, affordable, and sustainable power system. He co-founded Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, Working for Advanced Transmission Technologies (WATT Coalition), Advancing Modern Powerlines, the Macro Grid Initiative, and the Future Power Markets Forum. Rob has been invited to testify by both parties before Congress, FERC, and state agencies. He has earned awards from FERC as Exemplar of Public Service, the Energy Systems Integration Group for contributions to market design and transmission planning, The Hill Magazine for lobbying, and the American Wind Energy Association for Technical Achievement.
Rob previously oversaw transmission and power market policy for the American Wind Energy Association as SVP and Interim CEO, served as Economic Advisor to FERC Chairman Pat Wood III, and was Senior Economist at PJM Interconnection.
Rob has a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from UC Berkeley and a BA with Honors in Economics from Colby College.
Michael Goggin has been working on clean energy integration and transmission solutions his entire career.
For the last decade he held multiple positions at the American Wind Energy Association, including Electric Industry Analyst, Manager of Transmission Policy, and Senior Director of Research. Prior to that he served as a research analyst covering solar, geothermal, and storage technologies for a DOE consulting firm, a renewable policy analyst for the state Public Interest Research Groups, and as the clean energy intern for the Union of Concerned Scientists.
In these roles, Michael has:
- Written nearly one hundred filings to FERC, mostly on technical matters related to clean energy integration, transmission, and electricity markets.
- Been elected to the NERC Planning, Operating, and Standards Committees, including ongoing membership on the Planning Committee.
- Testified before state Public Utility Commissions more than a dozen times, mostly for transmission lines to deliver clean energy.
- Worked closely with regional organizations across the country to promote integration and transmission solutions, including serving on the Board of the Southeastern Wind Coalition.
- Served as a technical reviewer for over a dozen national laboratory reports, academic articles, and utility wind integration studies.
- Been quoted in hundreds of press articles and had dozens of letters to the editor published, including in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
- Co-authored Green Power Superhighways report for AWEA and SEIA.
- Published academic articles and conference presentations on wind integration, electricity markets, and policy.
Michael holds a BA with Honors in Social Studies from Harvard University.
Director of Policy and Strategy, Chief Operating Officer
Julia Selker is Director of Policy and Strategy and Chief Operating Officer for Grid Strategies. In this role she facilitates new business, coordinates the Future Power Markets Forum and supports the WATT Coalition’s policy, advocacy and communications work, as well as supporting other clients. She previously worked for the technology startup Faraday Grid, after an internship with Congressman Peter DeFazio focused on energy and climate policy. Prior to coming to Washington, DC, Julia worked on the launch of Monterey Bay Community Power through the public relations agency Miller Maxfield, Inc., in Santa Cruz, California. Julia previously worked for the Bulleit Group, a San Francisco public relations agency. She has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Reed College.
Richard Seide is Vice President at Grid Strategies. Richard is a specialist in transmission and generator interconnection policy. His background includes work in electric market structure, tariff rules/processes, and regulatory proceedings involving state and federal agencies. Prior to Grid Strategies, Richard was Director of Transmission Policy and Strategy at Apex Clean Energy. In that role Richard provided in depth market analysis, in addition to internal support for renewable generation development.
Richard’s wholesale market experience spans 30-years and includes positions with Cinergy Services (Duke/Midwest), PSEG, and FPL Energy (NextEra). Richard has also worked as an independent consultant to wind power development companies with commercial interests in MISO, PJM, SPP and WECC. Areas of interest include institutional barriers to grid participation, mitigation of energy outlet constraints, queue process reform initiatives, and integration of renewable energy technologies in organized market environments.
Richard lives with his wife and family in Charlottesville, VA.
Richard Doying is a senior executive with expertise and in-depth knowledge of multiple areas of the electric sector, including Regional Transmission Organizations, energy market design and operation, power system operations, Federal and State regulation, and strategy development and planning.
Richard held several positions at the Midcontinent RTO (MISO) leading design, implementation and operations of MISO markets and reliability functions (2002-2022). Most recently, he served as MISO Executive Vice President of Market and Grid Strategies, where he led the evaluation of emerging industry trends and the creation of a strategic roadmap to enhance MISO’s markets and reliability operations to facilitate power sector de-carbonization. Prior to joining MISO, he was Director of Strategy and New Initiatives at PG&E National Energy Group (1997-2002), and a Project Manager at ICF Resources (1993-1997). He has been a member and chairman of the Board of Directors of the NERC Midwest Reliability Organization, and an advisory board member for the Indiana University, Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy.
Richard has a Master of Public Policy degree from The University of Minnesota, and a BA in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles.
John D. Wilson specializes in planning, rate, and other utility regulation issues, with a focus on matters related to decarbonization of the electric system. His evaluation and problem-solving skills have been demonstrated in the review of proposed electric generation and transmission portfolios, retrospective review of generation and utility software procurement decisions, program design for energy efficiency and electric vehicle infrastructure programs, allocation of costs of service between rate classes and jurisdictions, design of retail rates, and performance-based ratemaking for electric utilities.
With 16 years of experience on utility regulation, John understands and elevates the perspective of clients including consumer advocates (residential, low-income, and small business), commission staff, clean energy trade associations, and environmental advocacy organizations. He also brings career experience that spans a range of environmental and transportation issues, working at the local, state and federal levels – in the government, private and non-profit sectors.
John has testified on electric and gas utility regulatory issues in over 50 proceedings in 9 US states and 1 Canadian province, as well as advising clients in several other US states. Prior to joining Grid Strategies, his work experience includes working as a consultant at Resource Insight, deputy director for regulatory policy at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and senior legislative analyst in the Florida Legislature. His resume/CV is available here.
Research and Policy Manager
Zachary Zimmerman is the Research and Policy Manager for Grid Strategies. His work includes drafting FERC comments, assisting Western energy advocates working on Western RTO development, helping to administer the Future Power Markets Forum, and researching and editing reports on transmission, energy technologies, and policy. Additionally, he supports WATT Coalition, including commenting on FERC dockets and engaging with outside groups, policymakers, and legislators. Zachary previously worked as a Committee Legislative Assistant for the Minnesota House Energy and Climate Committee. He has a Master of Public Policy from UC Berkeley. His thesis used publicly available data to create future planning scenarios to demonstrate planning best practices in the non-RTO west. His thesis was submitted as a comment to FERC in its transmission planning NOPR by Renewable Northwest. Zachary graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from Goshen College.
Research and Policy Associate
Abby Sherman is a recent graduate of the Duke University Sanford School with a Masters of Public Policy. She was previously a policy innovations intern with the Clean Energy Buyers Association. She has a BA in Environmental Science and Policy from Florida State University.
Abby provides economic policy research and analysis on power markets and transmission. She also supports the WATT Coalition and Future Power Markets Forum through administrative duties, planning events, engaging with outside groups, and helping manage public relations and policy initiatives.