Advanced Power Alliance (Invited)
Vice President & Oklahoma Director
Mark Yates serves as the Vice President of the Advanced Power Alliance and Oklahoma Power Alliance, representing members of the Oklahoma clean energy industry; project developers and investors; landowners; manufacturers and suppliers; counties and school districts; and the employees working in 28 counties throughout Oklahoma.
Additionally, the Advanced Power Alliance promotes the development of energy resources as clean, reliable, and affordable sources of power. The Alliance is the advanced power industry’s voice within the fourteen states of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) systems: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.
Mark engages in Oklahoma’s policy forums to encourage the growth of Oklahoma’s energy resources with continued diversification of the power generation portfolio into wind, solar, battery storage. He also represents its members in Oklahoma’s policy forums, seeking to encourage and support the production of electricity through the use of renewables.
Mark was previously with Oklahoma Farm Bureau where he served as Vice President of Field Operations. Mark worked closely with the membership of Farm Bureau to engage in the legislative process. He worked to educate members and the public about important legislative issues that impacted the agricultural industry.
Prior to his time at Farm Bureau, Mark was an educator in Oklahoma Public Schools for eleven years. With his unique background, Mark understands the vital role the clean energy industry plays in rural economies, but also the impact it has for schools in Oklahoma.
Mark is a graduate of East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma where he holds a Bachelors in History and Masters in Secondary Administration. Mark lives in Edmond with his wife Stacy and daughter Londyn.
Inquiries | 405-561-2755 or email Oklahoma@PowerAlliance.org
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM