Full Name
Scott Helm
Job Title
Founder & CEO
American Powernet
Speaker Bio
Scott founded American PowerNet almost 30 years ago. Scott has built American PowerNet into an industry leader continually providing innovative solutions in the deregulated electric field. American PowerNet was the first independent company in the country to develop and provide wholesale electric procurement services to large retail clients and still enjoys a leading position in the wholesale procurement sector. Scott’s team, helped structure and still physically delivers to this day, one of the very first private wind power PPAs on behalf of one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Scott identified a unique opportunity for the Commonwealth of PA to reduce its electric procurement costs while buying local waste-to-electric. Scott and American PowerNet developed one of the first projects in the country to take excess solar power from behind-the-meter and physically schedule across the grid to other retail meters. Through its ISO memberships, American PowerNet provides VPPA/PPA settlement audits and hourly REC tracking from the source. Through his experience and innovative work in the energy space, Scott has developed a platform which enables large buyers to request competitively bid wholesale blocks of sustainable power. American PowerNet’s nationwide infrastructure of ISO memberships and retail supplier licenses places it in a unique position to efficiently assist large energy users achieve and manage their sustainability goals and assets.

Scott has presented numerous workshops on electric deregulation throughout the U.S. and for the US Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. He has written articles for trade publications and presented oral and written comments to several state Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He earned a B.F.A. from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers. Outside of his businesses, when he’s not coming up with new solutions or spending time with family & friends, he’s mountain biking.
Scott Helm