Looking Back at 2019

While ACES is always looking forward, in 2019 we took some time to reflect on the past 20 years of operations. ACES started in 1999 with 18 employees, four Members, borrowed office space, minimal services, and was focused primarily in the Midwest. ACES has grown significantly since that time, currently employing more than 240 individuals, serving 21 Members […]

ACES to Co-Host Third Annual Women IN Energy Conference

Energy professionals across several sectors will gather Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, to explore innovation, technology and the role women play in this evolving industry. The third annual Women IN Energy conference, “Partnering to Power the Future,” will provide an opportunity for women to learn and engage in thoughtful, relevant discussions. “I’m in total awe as […]

Ben Engelby Named General Counsel at Arizona G&T Cooperatives

ACES and Arizona G&T Cooperatives (AzGT) announced today that Ben Engelby, ACES’ Vice President of Regulatory and Reliability Services has been named General Counsel for AzGT, effective April 29, 2019. ACES is a nationwide energy management company headquartered in Carmel, Indiana. AzGT, one of ACES’ 21 Members, is an Electric Generation and Transmission (G&T) Cooperative […]

ACES Partners with Entities in the Carolinas to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

ACES recently made contributions to two relief funds that provide support to those in the Carolinas that were affected by Hurricane Florence: the Human Connections Fund and the Salvation Army’s Hurricane Florence Relief Fund. The Human Connections Fund is activated by North Carolina EMC to support cooperative families in North Carolina when large-scale events impact […]

ACES’ Generation Operations Services Go Live

On December 4, 2018, ACES began generation operations (GOP) services for Buckeye Power, Inc. (Buckeye Power). ACES built state-of-the-art GOP facilities capable of serving Buckeye Power’s needs around the clock, and will be able to provide the service on a broad scale. As part of this service, ACES’ GOP centers are equipped with robust physical […]

Central Electric Power Cooperative Becomes ACES’ 22nd Member

Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (Central) of South Carolina will become the 22nd Member of ACES, effective January 1, 2017. Initially, Central began taking load management services as a customer of ACES in 2014 and will continue receiving a variety of energy risk management services from ACES going forward. “Central Electric provides generation and transmission […]

12th Annual Members Conference is a Success

ACES hosted another successful Members Conference on June 2 and 3 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. This year, the conference featured several outside industry expert speakers that covered subjects such as macroeconomics, weather trends, energy markets, natural gas, and environmental regulations. Additionally, Mike Steffes hosted a panel featuring top executives from SPP, ERCOT, […]

ACES Hosts 2nd Annual Women in Energy Forum

CES hosted its 2nd annual Women in Energy Forum on Wednesday, June 1. This year we were able to expand the Forum to include our Members, Customers, and business partners. The Forum featured two workshops led by Indianapolis-based coaching and mentoring organizations (Stephanie Wood, Integrating Woman Leaders Foundation, and Elcira Villarreal, Diverse Talent Strategies). The […]

ACES Employees Participate in CFC Forum

On June 6, ACES participated in several presentations at the annual National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation’s (CFC) Forum in Seattle. The CFC Forum is intended to be an opportunity for electric cooperatives to gather with other industry professionals to discuss and learn about issues and challenges in the energy industry. This year, ACES conducted […]

ACES’ Commodity Trading Advisor Registration is Approved

ACES’ registration as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) was approved by the National Futures Association on June 1, 2015. A CTA is an individual or organization that, for compensation or profit, advises others as to the value or advisability of buying or selling futures, options on futures, or swaps and provides advice based on knowledge […]