North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, the family of three organizations that serves the state’s network of 26 electric distribution cooperatives, has named Amadou Fall as chief operating officer of its generation and transmission organization, North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC). Fall will help lead and execute the cooperatives’ vision of building a brighter future for co-op members and communities through energy innovation and the provision of reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity and services.
“Amadou has a long track record of success in our industry, and we’re fortunate to be gaining his knowledge and expertise in diverse energy portfolio management, risk management, transmission modelling and congestion analysis, and renewable energy, particularly as we work to enhance grid management and achieve the carbon-reduction goals set forth in our Brighter Future vision,” said Joe Brannan, executive vice president and CEO of North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. “He has worked with electric cooperatives throughout the nation, and his breadth of market and industry experience will put us in a position of strength as we continue to navigate a changing environment and engage with the people and communities we serve.”
Fall will join North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives in mid-February after serving as chief executive officer of the National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO) since 2008. Based in Indiana, NRCO was formed by electric cooperatives across the country to facilitate the development and deployment of renewable energy resources. Fall will succeed Mike Burnette, NCEMC’s current SVP and COO, who is set to retire in mid-2021 after a 33-year career serving North Carolina’s electric cooperatives and their consumer-members and communities.
“I am pleased to be joining one of the nation’s largest generation and transmission cooperatives, and look forward to ensuring that North Carolina’s electric cooperatives remain an industry leader as they continue to deliver reliable, affordable and sustainable power and pursue innovative solutions for their members,” Fall said.
Throughout his career, Fall has served as an innovator who has initiated and developed key solutions and products in an evolving electric industry. He has held various roles at cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and diversified energy companies. Prior to taking on the role of NRCO’s first CEO, Fall was an officer at ACES Power, managing regulatory, scheduling and transmission services for the portfolios of ACES members and customers.
Fall holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the New York Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in engineering management from Drexel University.