Rolf Nordstrom

President and CEO of Great Plains Institute

Rolf Nordstrom is President and CEO of the Great Plains Institute. He has nearly 30 years of experience in energy and sustainable development policy and practice in both governmental and nonprofit settings, including the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch in Minnesota and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Among his other duties, he currently co-leads the “e21 Initiative” to better align how utilities earn revenue with evolving customer demands & public policy goals. In 2016, Rolf was appointed by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to serve on the agency’s 24-member Electricity Advisory Committee. For much of his career, Rolf has worked to broker agreement among disparate interests on difficult public policy issues. Mr. Nordstrom has an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Carleton College and a Master’s Degree in International Environmental Policy from Tufts University.