Valerie Wooley is the VP of Origination at Clearway Energy Group, where she oversees the team responsible for contracting Clearway’s development assets with wholesale and corporate customers interested in community solar and utility scale renewable supply. Including assets held through its affiliates, Clearway owns and operates over 8 GW in generation assets across 26 states, including one of the nation’s largest renewable energy fleets with over 6.9 GW in operating solar, wind, and energy storage. Clearway is also one of the country’s largest developers of clean energy projects, and today is advancing a nationwide pipeline of 30 GW. Valerie’s expertise includes building best in class origination teams, developing go-to-market strategies, identifying opportunities, and cultivating customer relationships.
Valerie brings more than 18 years of experience in wholesale structured and non-structured transactions for both renewable projects and conventional generation located in regulated and deregulated markets. Exhibiting proficiency in contract negotiation, contract restructuring, strategic product placement, and differentiation, as well as selling non-tangible attributes, Valerie has a successful track record of closing complex transactions. Given the experience of weathering two acquisitions, two mergers, four name changes, a bankruptcy, and an IPO, Valerie is uniquely qualified in enabling transactions through innovative credit/collateral solutions, adept at consultative and relationship selling, as well as in dealing with financially challenged institutions. Prior to working in the energy industry, Valerie held various positions within the commodities space, including New Market Development Manager, Storage Product Manager and S&D Project Manager.
Valerie holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.