ACORE Announces New Director of Electricity Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced today that Elise Caplan has joined the organization as Director of Electricity Policy.

In this role, Caplan will be responsible for leading ACORE’s Transmission and Markets Working Group and driving the organization’s work involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), RTO/ISOs, and state utility commissions.

Elise is a widely respected expert on wholesale electricity markets. Her background includes more than a decade as the Director of Electric Markets Analysis for the American Public Power Association (APPA), the trade association representing the nation’s public power utilities. Most recently she consulted on electricity market issues for the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Sustainable FERC Project (SFP) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

“We are thrilled to welcome Elise to the ACORE team,” said ACORE President and CEO Gregory Wetstone. “Her expertise in electricity markets and state and federal regulatory arenas will be a tremendous asset to ACORE and our membership, as we promote enhanced wholesale power market design and increased investment in the transmission infrastructure we will need to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy.”


About ACORE:
For more than 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been the nation’s premier pan-renewable nonprofit organization. ACORE unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit

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