Derek Rieman is the Vice President of Development for the Eastern Region and ERCOT, overseeing a team actively developing a portfolio of wind, solar and battery storage projects.
Prior to joining ConnectGen, Derek was the Director of Development at Calpine, one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity, where he led the renewable energy development efforts in PJM and MISO. Derek previously held similar development positions at BlueWave Solar and EDP Renewables (formerly Horizon Wind Energy) where he focused on developing wind and solar projects throughout various markets in the Midwest and Northeast.
Before entering the renewable energy industry, Derek was an attorney involved in Superfund/CERCLA and plaintiff’s class action litigation in Chicago.
Derek holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon with a specialization in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and BA in Political Science with minors in Business and Spanish from Indiana University.