Maya Nevels Joins Advanced Power Alliance as Transmission Policy Analyst

Today, the Advanced Power Alliance (APA) welcomed Maya Nevels as Transmission Policy Analyst. In this role, Nevels will join APA’s Southwest Power Pool team to continue the organization’s advocacy work to expand energy infrastructure in the region in order to deliver more affordable, clean power to American consumers.

Before joining APA, Nevels was a Legal and Policy Advisor to Commissioner D. Ethan Kimbrel at the Illinois Commerce Commission, where she gained invaluable regulatory experience working on a wide variety of issues including consumer complaints, compliance filings, eminent domain issues, agency and utility plan approvals, rate cases and more.

Nevels has an extensive professional and educational background in law and regulatory affairs. She earned her undergraduate degree in Environmental Policy and Planning with a certificate in Sustainability from the University of Iowa.

Nevels studied law and earned her J.D. at Chicago-Kent College of Law where she was a Baum Fellow of the Environmental Law Clinic. While in law school, and following graduation, Nevels worked at a firm practicing complex civil defense litigation and business counseling. 

“I am very excited about the growing potential of the ever-expanding energy industry and the transition to a cleaner grid,” said Nevels, “I look forward to engaging with everyone regarding transmission planning and infrastructure improvements across the region.”

Jeff Clark, President of the Advanced Power Alliance, welcomed Nevels to the organization’s growing team, “America’s advanced energy companies are moving forward developing innovative new technologies and markets to deliver energy to American and global consumers. With these innovations, the need for sound counsel on policy issues is essential and I’m thrilled that Maya has joined our team and will bring her expertise to serve the members of APA in our expanding work.”

Nevels is from Chicago, Illinois, and is an avid traveler in her spare time. She enjoys learning new hobbies; she recently began golf lessons and started a nonfiction book club with her friends. She is also a fan of live music.  

Maya Nevels - Advanced Power Alliance

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