Three CEOs, three business models, one shared outlook.
Ask any three people to tell you their hopes and dreams, and chances are you’ll hear three very different narratives. For instance, pick the CEOs of three completely different kinds of utility companies—i.e., a large investor-owned utility, a wholesale generator, and an independent system operator—and you’re certain to get completely different viewpoints, right?
The executives we interviewed for Fortnightly’s 2012 CEO Forum represent companies with three radically different business models and roles in the market.
• John Russell, CEO of CMS Energy, brings the viewpoint of a regulated utility company, Consumers Energy in Michigan, and its affiliates;
• David Crane leads NRG Energy, which operates one of the country’s largest power plant fleets, and also owns the Reliant Energy competitive retailer in Texas and the new eVgo electric vehicle network; and