Craig Cox owns Lyghtco LLC, a new Denver-based company offering services that include coalition building, stakeholder, media and government relations at all levels of government along with stakeholder outreach and communications services.
Mr. Cox was the founder and is past executive director of the Interwest Energy Alliance, a trade association that represents the nation’s leading wind and utility-scale solar energy companies, bringing them together with regional non-governmental organizations. Working in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, Interwest performs outreach and representational activities and seeks to build collaborative, consensus-based approaches to state policies that lead to new renewable project and transmission development throughout the West.
Mr. Cox has been active in various energy and transmission task forces and working groups throughout the West and in 2010-2011 served as the “Wind Energy Technology Advocate” on the Scenario Planning Steering Group (SPSG), which works under the auspices of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council’s (WECC) Transmission Expansion Planning Policy Committee (TEPPC). He has been active in renewable energy public policy development since working for Congressman Dan Schaefer in Washington, D.C., where he formed the U.S. House Renewables and Energy Efficiency Caucus on Schaefer’s behalf in 1996.