Spence Gerber, Senior Consultant
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Spence Gerber is an expert in wholesale market operations and demand response. Spence brings considerable experience to Olivine with over 25 years in the electric utility industry ranging from retail customer accounts to system operations and wholesale trading. At Olivine, Spence uses these experiences leading consulting projects, influencing strategy, and leading other corporate initiatives.
Early in Spence’s career, he progressed through a variety of positions at Portland General Electric in Portland, Oregon before joining the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) in 1997. In addition to establishing the interchange scheduling group during CAISO start-up, he also held the roles of Director of Settlements and MRTU Program Director. He then worked at APX from 2006 to 2010 serving as MRTU Readiness Project Manager and as a management consultant on various APX client engagements including system operations, demand response and energy efficiency projects.