Principal, Utility Planning & Operations and WECC
Richard Ferreira is a Principal to ZGlobal and has over thirty years of experience in engineering, resource management and compliance for electrical power generation and distribution facilities, independent power producers, utility companies and municipalities. His experience includes strategic planning, energy policy, FERC/NERC reliability and cyber standards, as well as financial planning. Richard has dedicated years of service negotiating power contracts and advising utilities on matters related to electric restructuring, market design, and FERC/NERC litigation.
Richard is a member of the WECC Board of Trustees and serves on policy and governance. He also served on the Board of Governors for the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) a well as the Board of Governors for the Western Systems Coordinating Council (WSCC). Richard has spoken nationally and internationally on electric industry restructuring, energy efficiency, renewable resources and strategic planning.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from San Jose State University, as well as a M.B.A from California State University, Sacramento. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California.