Michael Pelletier, Director, Pipeline Operations

Mr. Pelletier has over 30 years experience in the energy and utility sectors including natural gas, district energy, municipal water supply and electricity.   Mr. Pelletier joined the company in 2006 and is currently the Director, Pipeline Operations for the EFG Gas Transmission Co. with primary responsibility for the Centra Gas Transmission Pipeline System.  Mr. Pelletier has overall responsibility for regulatory and operational compliance to ensure the pipeline is operated and maintained in accordance with requirements of the United Sates Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the National Energy Board in Canada, and the Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety.

Prior to joining the EFG team,  Mr. Pelletier was owner/operator of Northstar Utility Consulting, a consulting and advisory firm engaged in providing services to natural gas and other pipeline operators in the area of regulatory compliance, as well as technical services associated with the operation and maintenance of pipeline systems specializing in natural gas.  Before starting Northstar, Mr. Pelletier was employed by a Minnesota based municipal utility for 23 years providing engineering and technical services while managing the operation and maintenance activities of the various utilities operations controlled by the municipality including the natural gas distribution system.   He was also responsible for natural gas procurement for the municipality including the municipally owned power plant.