Full Name
Ted Vatnsdal
Job Title
Executive Director, Strategic Risk Management
Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)
Speaker Bio
Ted Vatnsdal serves as Executive Director, Strategic Risk Management at Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), focusing on ensuring MISO’s strategy will keep MISO as the most reliable, value-creating RTO in the world. MISO is an independent, not-for-profit organization that delivers safe, cost-effective electric power across 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO operates one of the world’s largest energy markets with more than $40 billion in annual gross market energy transactions.
Prior to joining MISO in 2018, Ted held various roles with ACES Power Marketing, a national energy trading and risk management company owned by and providing services primarily to rural electric cooperatives. At ACES, Ted held roles in portfolio analytics, marketing, and strategy roles, and finally as Chief Operating Officer where he had responsibility for ACES’ trading and advisory functions, overseeing $4 billion in energy trading and $2 billion in advisory work annually. Prior to ACES, Ted worked in finance and advisory for companies in the marketing industry.
Ted has an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Nebraska- Omaha, and an MBA with specializations in Strategy and Economics from the University of Chicago.
Ted Vatnsdal