Mark Sanford, Economic and Systems Modeling
Mark Sanford has had a long career, during which he developed expertise in the areas of power industry economics, power systems planning and operations, energy policy, and quantitative analysis and modeling.
For the last 15 years, Mark was employed by GE Energy in Schenectady NY. Most recently, he was Manager, Forecasting & Analytics for seven years and Director, Energy Economic Consulting for eight years.
As Manager, Forecasting & Analytics, Mark coordinated and integrated strategic planning across the major business units within the $50 Billion GE Energy company. On the forecasting side, he developed state-of-the-art global power generation equipment market forecasting models based on power generation system and economic fundamentals.
As the Director of GE Energy’s Energy Economic Consulting group, Mark's primary responsibilities were to support the underwriting teams at GE Energy Financial Service and to participate in many groundbreaking studies for external clients including the US Department of Energy and the New York Independent System Operator. During this period, he also managed GE’s generation systems planning software licensing business.
Prior stops in his career included Vice President at Marketing Operation Simulation Associates, which provided consulting to utilities and power plant developers regarding power generation system expansion and operations. Mark started his career with Westinghouse and later moved to the Tennessee Valley Authority.