Michael Skelly

Clean Line Energy

Michael Skelly is the President of Clean Line Energy. Michael founded the company with the hope that Clean Line’s projects will bring about thousands of megawatts of new renewable energy projects. Prior to founding Clean Line, Michael led the development of Horizon Wind Energy from a two-man company to a leadership position in the U.S. wind industry. Before Horizon, Michael developed thermal, hydroelectric, biomass and wind energy projects in Central America with Energia Global. In the early 1990’s Michael co-founded the Rain Forest Aerial Tram, a mile-long tramway system which takes visitors on an aerial tour of the rain forest in Costa Rica. In 2008, he ran for the United States Congress as the Democratic nominee in the seventh District of Texas.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Central America before obtaining an MBA from Harvard Business School.

About Clean Line Energy
Clean Line Energy develops long distance transmission lines to connect the best renewable energy resources in the United States to communities and cities that lack access to new, low-cost clean power.