Executive Vice President - Transmission and Technical Services
Wayne Galli draws on more than twenty years of experience to provide technical and managerial support for the development of all of Clean Line's transmission line projects. Wayne applies expertise and knowledge in system planning and operations of the bulk electric grid and in high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology to determine appropriate application of technology for Clean Line's projects. He also manages relationships with engineering, design and construction vendors involved in the long-term planning process for the development of Clean Line transmission projects.
Wayne oversees the technical services team, which manages engineering efforts, geographical information system (GIS) analysis and environmental considerations and planning for the company's projects. In addition, Wayne serves as a Vice President of Clean Line and plays a role in long-term strategic planning of the company.
Wayne's background in electric power systems includes experience with system studies and operations, regulatory matters and project development. Most recently, he served as Director of Transmission Development for NextEra Energy Resources, where he was instrumental in developing transmission projects under the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) initiative in Texas. Prior to NextEra, Wayne was with Southwest Power Pool (SPP), where he led the implementation of several components of the SPP market and grew the Operations Engineering group over fourfold to help ensure reliable operations of the SPP grid under the new market paradigm. Previously, Wayne acquired system planning experience with Southern Company Services, where he analyzed 500 kV expansion plans, and gained commercial power systems experience from Siemens Westinghouse Technical Services. Wayne has also taught at the university level and has helped design shipboard power systems for the Department of Defense.
Wayne holds the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Louisiana Tech University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Purdue University, all in electrical engineering. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.