Chris Melley is a global energy executive with expertise in energy trading and the integration of renewables and disruptive business models and technologies. Chris started his career at FPL (now NextEra Energy Resources) in roles as a Quantitative Analyst, Trader, Portfolio Manager, and P&L Manager of generation assets. He has worked in both the regulated and deregulated utility markets.
Chris has led teams to develop utility-scale wind farms for a Morgan Stanley Venture and Siemens-Gamesa in the US, Mexico, and Caribbean. In 2014 he rejoined NextEra Energy to support demand response and distributed generation projects. Chris joined ABB in 2017 to work with teams building the next-generation energy ecosystem with microgrid solutions integrating distributed generation assets and battery storage systems (BESS). Chris’ team has successfully delivered optimized solutions for islands, commercial & industrial customers, and utilities modernizing their grids.
Chris has a BA from Hampden-Sydney College and earned his MBA from the University of Florida. He is based in Houston, Texas.