Derek Sunderman

Vice President of Transmission

Derek manages the complex sales cycle associated with the development of Tradewind Energy’s wind and solar energy portfolios.His responsibilities include building relationships with electric utility personnel, overseeing the proposal submission process, negotiating terms and conditions of power purchase agreements, participating in legislative efforts, and assisting in the evaluation and acquisition of long-term transmission rights.

Prior to joining Tradewind, Derek worked for 17 years in the electric utility industry with multiple utilities including Central and South West, Westar Energy, and Kansas City Power & Light. Derek’s broad experience in the electric utility industry includes stints as distribution systems engineer, key accounts manager, wholesale power marketing, contract origination manager, and transmission rights portfolio manager.

Derek holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas. He currently resides in Shawnee, Kansas, with his wife and children.