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Michael Pickens

Associate Director, Gas Power & Climate Solutions

Michael Pickens, an Associate Director at IHS Markit, focuses on the ERCOT and Midcontinent power markets with the North American power markets analysis team.

Michael, Associate Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights, is a specialist in North American power market fundamentals. He has nearly 20 years of energy industry experience, with particular expertise in power market analytics, regional supply and demand, wholesale power pricing, industry structure, and market policy in the North American regional power markets. At S&P Global, Michael focuses on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and the Mid-Continent power markets, providing quarterly outlooks and advising clients on regional dynamics.

Prior to joining S&P Global, Michael was with American Electric Power in the Strategic and Fundamental Analysis Group, responsible for the company's 30-year power market outlook, providing analytical support and advice to senior and middle management on power market issues such as US Environmental Protection Agency regulations, federal policies, and fuel switching. Michael holds a BA from The College of William and Mary and an MBA from Otterbein University.