Brad Hans named Director of Wholesale Electric Operations

January 30, 2020

NMPP Energy Executive Director Bob Poehling in January announced Brad Hans as the new director of wholesale electric operations for the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN). Hans takes over for Tim Sutherland, who recently announced his plans to retire in March after a 28-year career with the NMPP Energy organizations.

As director of wholesale electric operations, Hans will lead all aspects of wholesale electric operations of MEAN, which provides wholesale power supply and related services to 69 communities in Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska and Wyoming.

Hans served as deputy director of wholesale electric operations for MEAN since 2014. Prior to that position he served as manager of transmission for MEAN. As deputy director of wholesale operations for MEAN, Hans was responsible for all day-to-day aspects of MEAN’s wholesale electric operations. He was also heavily involved in representing MEAN’s members in state, regional and national operations issues.

Before joining MEAN Hans worked for Lincoln (Neb.) Electric System for 11 years as a plant manager for the construction, commissioning, staffing and operation of the Terry Bundy Generating Station.

Hans earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps, serving on active duty for seven years. He also earned a Master’s Degree in business administration from Wayne State College.