Full Name
Erik Nielsen
Job Title
Sr. Manager, Energy Sourcing
Speaker Bio
Erik Nielsen leads renewable energy procurement at Rivian, an electric vehicle company that builds the R1T pickup, the R1S SUV, and a last-mile delivery vehicle. Erik is responsible for developing and executing Rivian’s purpose-driven strategy for energy sourcing, along with negotiating transactions and growing and managing Rivian’s portfolio of energy resources. Before Rivian, Erik managed long-term procurement efforts for California’s largest Community Choice Aggregator, Clean Power Alliance (CPA) negotiating and managing several GWs of generation and storage resources. Prior to CPA, he served in procurement at Southern California Edison, and managed operations of a startup offshore wind turbine development company. Erik holds an MBA from University of Southern California and a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley.
Erik Nielsen