Val Jensen is a senior fellow within ICF's energy practice, focusing on important issues facing the utility industry.
Val brings over 40 years of energy industry experience, most recently as senior vice president for strategy and policy at Exelon Utilities. In this role, he led the development of the company’s technology and business strategy, supported policy, and coordinated strategy development for Exelon’s family of operating utilities. Previously, Val served as senior vice president for customer operations at Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), where he managed development and delivery of the utility’s customer-facing products and services, including its $250 million annual portfolio of demand response and energy efficiency programs.
Val returned to ICF in 2020. From 2001–2008, he served as an ICF senior vice president, where he helped grow ICF’s Commercial Energy business and then later managed its San Francisco office. During this time, he specialized in the design and management of energy efficiency programs for numerous utilities including ComEd, WE Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, Nevada Power, Ameren, and PG&E.
Val previously served on the boards of the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, Energy Foundry, Alliance to Save Energy, and the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative. He also served on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee and was a founding board member of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.
Val holds a master’s in public administration from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s in political science and government from Hamline University.