Full Name
Don Baughman
Job Title
Senior Director Origination
Speaker Bio
Don Baughman is Sr. Director of Origination for AES Corporation, leading clean energy growth efforts in the US. AES is a top developer and owner-operator of renewable energy resources in the US and is focused on accelerating the safe, reliable transition to cleaner energy solutions. AES Clean Energy operates clean energy and storage resources in the US and is committed to collaboratively delivering tailored solutions for our customer’s energy needs from a structured trading desk and 50 GW+ development pipeline. Don was previously with Southern Power Company where he was Head of Central and Western US Origination. While at Southern Power Don led origination efforts for the development of several major clean energy resources in the US.
A lifelong resident of Houston, Texas and a twenty-five-year veteran of the wholesale energy industry, Don began his career at Enron on the power trading desk and subsequently shifted into the portfolio optimization and energy origination for multiple energy trading companies, independent power producers, and Investor-Owned Utilities. For the past decade Don has been focusing on business development efforts to partner with his corporate and utility customers to solve their domestic energy needs. Don was a member of the California Energy Storage Alliance board of directors from 2020-2023 and been active in the Gulf Coast Power Association and North American Energy Markets Association market advocacy efforts and other industry groups, RE+ and ACP subcommittees.
Don did his undergraduate and graduate studies at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, is an avid outdoorsman and golfer, and is married to his wife Angie and they have a beautiful 16-year-old daughter who is a high school sophomore in Houston, Texas.
Don Baughman