Mary Anne Brelinsky

EDF Energy North America

Ms. Brelinsky is currently the president of EDF Energy North America, which includes EDF Trading and EDF Energy Services, where she is responsible for EDF’s Power and Natural Gas Retail businesses, the Generation Services business, as well as Gas and Power Trading Desks in the U.S. and Canada. EDF is the world’s largest utility and producer of low carbon electricity. After joining EDF Trading in 2008, Ms. Brelinsky served as a Vice President responsible for the Texas power business. While in that role, she grew EDF’s customer base to include energy management and optimization services for industrial loads and generation customers ranging from natural gas, wind, battery storage, and solid fuel power stations. Thereafter, she was promoted to President in 2014. Prior to EDF, Ms. Brelinksy held positions with Reliant Energy where she managed the Structuring and Pricing Desk and developed power products for Reliant’s Large Commercial and Industrial clients. During her tenure at Reliant from 2003 to 2006, she also built and managed the Customer Transaction Desk, which was responsible for the execution of gas, power, heat rate, and ancillary service transactions for retail customers. In 2000, Ms. Brelinksy accepted a position with Dynegy where she managed large cogeneration power plants and developed strategies for the company’s assets under the Texas deregulated market. She also traded long-term positions for Texas and California generation assets. Ms. Brelinsky started her career with the Exxon Chemical Company where she held several engineering and plant operations positions.

Ms. Brelinsky has been recognized as one of the industry’s Thought Leaders by the Energy Thought Summit, received the Houston Business Journal’s Women in Energy Leadership Award, and the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Breakthrough Woman Award. Ms. Brelinsky serves on the Board of Directors for Atlas Scholars, the Gulf Coast Power Association, the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the University of Houston’s Energy Advisory Board, and the Renewable Energy Alliance of Houston. She has an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.