The Team

Staff

Robert J. King

Bob King is the founder and president of Good Company Associates. King has provided visionary leadership on state and local policy in the areas of energy and electric utilities policy since 1972.  King founded Good Company Associates in 1991, and the firm has played an important role in the evolution of utility policy, including electric restructuring, advanced meter infrastructure and smart energy technology, demand response, energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy storage, distributed generation, and performance contracting.

Bob also provides insightful business development support and assistance to emerging energy technology companies, or established companies wishing to offer new energy products and services.  He helped develop the first commercial scale wind farm in Texas and the first transmission ‘wheeling’ project in 1995, prior to the advent of wholesale competition. He helped launch a number of ‘smart-energy’ companies, and introduce innovative market strategies for a range of technology and service providers.

Previously King served as a Vice President of Resource Management International, now Navigant Consulting, and regional director of KENETECH Corporation.  King also had a 20-year career in government, serving as the youngest senior manager at the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1979, and as an energy policy advisor to the Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, and the Lt. Governor and Governor of Texas.  He created and directed an Office of Natural Resources for the Texas Agriculture Commissioner.  He was also an advisor to the Governor of California, serving as the director of the Governor’s SolarCal Council, the Governor’s Local Government Commission on Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy, and the California Public Utility Commission’s Advisory Committee.

King was the founder of a number of organizations including the Texas Solar Energy Society in 1977, the Texas Renewable Energy Industry Association in 1983, the California Wind Energy Association in 1982, and the Agricultural Gas Users Association in 1985. He was Chairman of the CalSEAL (Solar Energy Assurance Labeling) program in 1983. King was a member of the Texas Governor’s Sustainable Energy Development Commission in 1992.  More recently, King helped establish the Center for Commercialization of Electric Technologies (CCET).

King is the CEO of the South Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER). He is a current board member of the Gulf Coast Power Association and the National Peak Load Management Alliance, and a member of the Association of Energy Service Professionals and the Association of Energy Engineers.  He is also a member of the board and past Chairman of the Council on At-Risk Youth.

King is a graduate of Vanderbilt University’s Engineering School, and the University of Texas’ LBJ School of Public Affairs. He is a registered engineer and trained mediator.

 

Suzi McClellan

Suzi McClellan brings over a decade of Texas regulatory and legislative experience to Good Company Associates.

Ms. McClellan was first appointed by then-Governor Bush and reappointed by Governor Perry to be Public Counsel of the Office of Public Utility Counsel where she served for over 12 years.  Ms. McClellan directed the agency during the transition to competition of both the electric and telecommunications industries.  As Public Counsel, Ms. McClellan represented residential and small commercial customers in a wide variety of rulemakings and contested cases, including those required to implement retail competition.  As Public Counsel, Ms. McClellan was responsible for all policy positions of the agency as well as the litigation strategy on multi-million dollar cases.

Ms. McClellan has worked extensively with the legislature on a variety of electric and telecommunications issues, including the electric restructuring legislation, where Ms. McClellan worked successfully to pass key provisions for the benefit of residential and small business customers.  Ms. McClellan served on the Board of Directors of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas from 1999-2007.  During this time, ERCOT transitioned into the Independent System Operator that is responsible for operating the electric grid as well as managing the competitive wholesale and retail markets.

Ms. McClellan, an attorney, received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law and her Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Texas.

 

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