Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Calpine Corp.

Walnut Creek, CA

Mark J. Smith is a Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Calpine. Mr. Smith is responsible for transmission, wholesale power market development, and federal regulatory affairs across the western United States.

Mr. Smith has 40 years of energy industry experience including senior assignments in strategic planning, marketing, regulatory advocacy, energy contract negotiation and human resources. He has testified in multiple States on legislative and regulatory matters.

His past employers have included NextEra Energy Resources, IHS CERA, the CAISO and Pacific Gas and Electric. Mr. Smith serves on several non-profit boards and has served in leadership roles at AWEA, NIPPC, WPTF and IEP. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MA in Economics.

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