Natalie McIntire focuses on expanding the transmission grid and improving electricity market rules to support the clean energy transition. She advocates before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and on behalf of the Sustainable FERC Project and other environmental groups in grid operator stakeholder processes. Her regional focus is the Midwest, Great Plains, and South, covering the MISO and SPP regional transmission operator service areas. Prior to joining NRDC, McIntire worked as a consultant for clean energy industry nonprofits, advocating for nondiscriminatory grid access and transmission planning rules that support the growth of renewable and clean energy resources. McIntire holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s in the history of science and technology from the University of Minnesota. She is based out of the Chicago office.