Shawn Sapp | Director | BSEE Virginia Tech

With two decades of experience, Shawn Sapp is a recognized industry leader in the transmission due diligence space. He has been leading activities to develop industry standards for modeling/simulation of energy markets and due diligence. Over the past two years he has functioned as the independent transmission consultant for many solar and wind generation projects mainly in the WECC Market reaching financial close. He is a senior leader on a team of consultants preforming due diligence assessments providing services to banks/equity investors, developers, and utilities primarily focused on impacts of electric high-voltage transmission on clients’ financial, development, reliability, planning, and economic decisions related to generation and transmission assets. 

Mr. Sapp is consistently evolving the practices and processes to support the changing needs of equity investors, developers, utilities, and other stakeholders for issues of relevance to the industry. His knowledge of the energy markets has enabled him to develop investment grade energy market models and provide the best possible data/information to the client. He continues to transform complex technical information into components for making economic and risk-based decisions involving curtailment, congestion, due diligence, and market assessments for wholesale delivery using state-of-the-art tools such as Security Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED) and load flow analysis.