Val Jensen, VP, Marketing and Environmental Programs, ComEd

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Val Jensen is Vice President of ComEd’s Marketing and Environmental Programs. He oversees a variety of marketing and environmental initiatives including the utility’s energy efficiency portfolio, which is designed to place Illinois second only to California in the amount of energy saved through voluntary customer reductions. ComEd serves about 3.8 million customers throughout Northern Illinois.  ComEd has 5,600 employees and revenues of approximately $5.8 billion.

Mr. Jensen joined ComEd after eight years at ICF Consulting, where he served as senior vice president. Previously, he worked for the U.S. Department of Energy from 1994-1999, where he directed the Chicago office from 1996-1999. During his tenure, Mr. Jensen was responsible for the overall management of close to $100 million in grants and contracts to organizations involved in technology development and deployment. He also spent 11 years at the Illinois Department of Energy as a manager of strategic planning. Mr. Jensen oversaw Illinois’ statewide electric and natural gas integrated resource planning program. In all, he has more than 20 years of experience with utility resources planning, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Mr. Jensen is a founding board member of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and has won its Chairman's Award.

Mr. Jensen holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Hamline University and a master's degree in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota.

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