Vice President, Market Quality and California Regulatory Affairs
Mark Rothleder is Vice President, Market Quality and California Regulatory Affairs at the California Independent System Operator Corporation and is leading the ISO’s renewable integration work. Mr. Rothleder has held several critical positions at the ISO after joining the grid operator as one of its first employees in 1997. He is currently the longest serving ISO employee. Before being named vice president, he was Executive Director of Market Analysis and Development. His previous positions included Principal Market Developer and Director of Market Operations.
In spring 2009, Mr. Rothleder led a multifunctional team in designing and implementing market rules and software modifications related to the ISO’s Market Redesign and Technology Upgrade (MRTU). Since joining the ISO, Mr. Rothleder has worked extensively on implementing and integrating the approved market rules for California’s competitive wholesale energy and reserves markets.
Mr. Rothleder is a registered Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the California State University, Sacramento. He has taken post-graduate coursework in Power System Engineering from Santa Clara University and earned a Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. Prior to joining the ISO, Mr. Rothleder worked for eight years in the electric transmission department of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, where his responsibilities included operations engineering, transmission planning and substation design.