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New ACP Head

Grumet takes the lead as CEO

The American Clean Power Association announced December 9 that Jason Grumet will serve as the organization’s next chief executive officer.

Grumet, who will assume his role January 23, founded the Bipartisan Policy Center in 2007 to advocate for viable policy solutions to major policy challenges. In 2001, Grumet also founded and directed the National Commission on Energy Policy, which advocates for energy policies. He previously led the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management.

He fills a vacancy at ACP left by Heather Zichal, who announced on Oct. 20 that she was leaving to become the global head of sustainability at JPMorgan Chase.

In a statement, Grumet said he will bring his experience “developing real climate solutions and building durable bipartisan policy” to ACP.

Grumet takes over ACP at a time when the clean clean energy industry recently notched two of its most significant legislative wins. His work will focus on helping the industry realize the opportunities within the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act.

“I couldn’t be more excited for Jason to take the reins of ACP at this pivotal time in its journey,” said Leo Moreno, president of AES Clean Energy and incoming chair of the ACP board. “Jason’s depth of experience in energy policy, his bold leadership and strong relationships across the political spectrum make him the perfect candidate to lead and grow our organization.”

Zichal led ACP since its inception in 2020 when the American Wind Energy Association announced its intent to broaden its advocacy work to include wind, solar, energy storage, and transmission. And in 2021, ACP announced that it was merging with the U.S. Energy Storage Association.

Grumet received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and J.D. from Harvard University. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife and three children.

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