Alberto Rios

Alberto Rios

Vice President – Risk Management, Acclaim Energy Advisors

Alberto Rios has 19 years of wholesale and retail energy markets experience tailoring commodity structured products, negotiating complex contracts and developing advance risk management strategies.

Professional experience:

7 years as Vice President & Mexico Country Head of Acclaim Energy, independent, unbiased customer advocate helping businesses through North America reduce total energy costs and unlocking values through a proven, integrated energy management approach. Positively impact clients’ profitability by tailoring innovative commodity solutions. As an energy structuring subject matter expert, he frequently provides content for blogs and publishes content in social media outlets.

7 years as Director of RBS Sempra Commodities leading the structure desk pricing, and managed a team of analysts for the PJM, New York, California and ERCOT markets. Responsible for structuring, pricing and deal execution, developed risk management strategies, executed retail transaction hedges and assisted in managing the ERCOT portfolio through the purchase of Power and Natural Gas.

Originated, structured and managed the sale of electricity exports from California to industrial clients in Mexico.

5 years as Sr. Power and Gas Structure Specialist with Williams Energy Marketing and Trading, performing market and technical due diligence, preparing financial models and valuing economic incentives and optionality of power plants. Contributed in the drafting and negotiation of power supply contracts, including Tolling and Power Purchase Agreements, for combined cycle plants, simple cycle plants and pump storage.


BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and an MBA in energy finance from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business