William Clarke

The Energy Authority
Executive Director, Strategic Innovations & Analytics

As Executive Director of Strategic Innovation & Analytics for The Energy Authority, Mr. Clarke is responsible for leading a team of highly skilled analysts in an effort to identify complex challenges facing our clients in their respective markets and then finding innovative solutions to help them manage these uncertainties. Mr. Clarke and his team collaborate closely with TEA’s clients to improve the client’s operations, lower the costs to their customers, and manage risk.

Mr. Clarke also manages the development and application of models and analytical tools that evaluate the full range of physical, financial, and derivative energy products/transactions for TEA. His team of analysts are responsible for developing trading strategies and structuring products to optimize the portfolios of TEA’s Members and Clients. He oversees the daily activities of analysts and actively assists them in developing their skills and industry knowledge.

Mr. Clarke has over 40 years of experience in the energy industry, with extensive knowledge of strategic planning, financial planning, resource planning, transmission planning, and system operations. His expertise was critical for preparing TEA to enter into the RTO markets. Prior to joining TEA, Mr. Clarke was Project Manager for the initial formation of the Midcontinent (formerly Midwest) ISO. Additionally, he was a highly sought-after consultant to a number of utilities throughout the Midwest regarding the costs and benefits of entering into an organized market.