EME 801
Energy Markets, Policy, and Regulation

Meet the Instructor


Welcome to EME 801: Energy Markets, Policy, and Regulation

Mark Kleinginna

My name is Mark Kleinginna, and I would like to take this opportunity and introduce myself as your instructor. I have 35 years of experience in the retail and wholesale energy business and am the founder of Integral Energy, a sustainability and energy consulting firm. My areas of expertise include utility cost of service and rate design, product development, pricing, risk management, operations, supply acquisition, planning, marketing, manufacturing, sales, and finance. I have testified on cost of service, rate design and many other matters before five state commissions, and at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. I was responsible for the dynamic removal of a 535 MW load from a control area in Ohio to a control area in Illinois in 2000. I was responsible for the development and first launch of the retail electricity industry leading managed product. I developed an innovative power procurement process for which I received a US patent. I have advised many large utility, industrial and commercial clients over the course of my career on energy procurement, strategic planning, and risk management. These clients include PPL, City of Richmond, Equitable Gas Company, AlCOA, US Steel, Bloomberg, TD Bank, Home Depot, Albertsons, and Simon Properties. I have testified before 5 state utility commissions and at FERC. I currently work in the built environment space on neighborhood scale decarbonization. 

I received my Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics from Penn State in 1990 and 1988, respectively. I received my Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy Systems and Sustainability in Spring 2021. I have authored and co-authored many papers and presentations in the area of sustainability and currently teach 2 courses in the Renewable Energy Systems and Sustainability (RESS) program at Penn State.