Tim Belden is a policy wonk! In 1992, he was drawn to the energy industry because it presented interesting environmental policy challenges. In the early 1990’s he worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he authored numerous papers analyzing state and federal electricity policies.
His energy education continued at UC Berkeley where earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy while studying Microeconomics, Statistics, Futures and Options Markets, and Analytic Methods for Energy and Resources.
An early pioneer in electricity trading, Mr. Belden held positions at The Williams Companies, Portland General Electric, Enron, and UBS. He served in several capacities – trading his own profitable book, building and managing successful trading teams, designing and implementing risk management systems, and innovating in renewable and retail electricity markets.
Mr. Belden also has experience as an energy developer – as a member of a small, alternative fuels development team he wore many hats. These included transaction structuring, interfacing with private equity and investment banks, negotiating supply and off-take agreements, and other aspects of the development process.