Shawn Welch is a Senior Manager at ConnectGen, leading the transmission and interconnection process of renewable energy projects in ERCOT and the Eastern Interconnect.
Shawn has nearly 15 years of industry experience in the renewable energy and utility markets. Prior to joining ConnectGen, Shawn worked at NextEra Energy, focusing on the interconnection of renewable greenfield and M&A projects. Additional responsibilities included asset optimization, technical and strategic solutions of power system integration, and the forecasting of curtailments and electrical losses. Shawn also has prior utility experience in the planning and substation R&S groups at CenterPoint Energy, as well as the strategic planning group at Northeast Utilities (now Eversource). Shawn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Western New England University.