Mark Nielson

(302) 349-3147

V.P., Staff Services

Mark Nielson has over 30 years of experience with Delaware Electric Cooperative, a distribution electric cooperative, serving 88,000 members in the state of Delaware. As Vice President, Staff Services, Mark oversees the Cooperatives strategic planning, rates and regulatory requirements which include an aggressive Renewable Portfolio Standard requiring the cooperative to have 25% renewables by 2025 with 3½% of that coming from solar. Mark manages various grant programs for the cooperative, which includes a significant number of net metering members, and has contributed to drafting legislation enabling net-metering in Delaware. Mark serves on various committees including the Governors Energy Advisory Council, the Delaware Renewable Energy Taskforce, Delaware Energy Efficiency Resource Standard Workgroup, Rural Electric Management Development Council, Delmarva Peninsula Planning Committee and is a board member of the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA).