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Rogue Energy Ventures was created to help bridge the gap in the adoption of technologies in the Grid Edge space. The legacy model for centrally planned utility generation and distribution is changing and Rogue Energy Ventures is there to accelerate the transition to Distributed Generation resources that leverage cleaner energy resources to ensure reliable and resilient grids. Our team is comprised of expert employees and consultants who have worked for utilities, global energy companies, Independent Power Providers (IPP's), automotive engineers, and leading technology innovators. 

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Chris Melley
Founder and CEO
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Chris is the Founder and CEO of Rogue Energy Ventures.


His career in the power industry includes power trading and hedging, PPAs, integration of operating renewable/alternative energy technologies and projects, and adopting disruptive business models into the energy ecosystem.

Chris’ 20-year career in the industry started with NextEra Energy (FPL) in roles as a Quantitative Analyst, Trader, Portfolio Manager, and Senior Manager of Innovation optimizing energy solutions for large C&I customers, municipalities, and utilities. Other Senior Director/Vice President roles included leading teams developing utility-scale renewable projects for a Morgan Stanley Venture, Siemens/Gamesa Energy, Origis Energy, and with ABB integrating solar and battery energy storage systems (BESS) and Microgrids in the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

His passion for optimizing the use of energy comes from seeing first hand how large utilities operate and leading the successful deployment of distributed generation and storage projects that complement (and supplement) the legacy grid.


He brings a strategic industry perspective that includes economics, trading, and an operations background that allows him to communicate solutions to problems using new complex technologies, concepts, and processes in a format that is easily understood by customers, engineers, consultants, and stakeholders.


As a leader, team member, and change agent Chris has a successful track record of complex transactions, acquisitions, and developed producing assets. His network across the energy industry includes thought leaders, traders, VC's, manufacturers, consultants, banks, and utility partners 

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