Bradley E. Tollerson

Vice President, Energy Supply

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Brad Tollerson was named Vice President, Energy Supply, in September 2017. He is accountable for the company’s power plants, renewable energy, supply engineering, and generation development—allowing him to provide leadership for Hoot Lake Plant, Big Stone Plant, and Coyote Station—as well as company-owned wind energy generation, natural gas generation, and peaking units. Tollerson also is accountable for Environmental Services, Resource Planning, and Power Services, which includes wholesale energy market operations, energy and ancillary services procurement for customers, and load optimization.

Tollerson began his career with Otter Tail Power Company in 1997 as an electrical engineer in the System Operations Department. He joined the Power Services Department in 2001 as Senior Project Engineer and advanced to Principal Coordinator in 2002 and to Manager, Power Services, in June 2012. Tollerson became Director, Power Services and Resource Planning, in December 2012, and was named Vice President, Planning and Strategy, in June 2014

A native of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Tollerson earned his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1996 and his master’s degree in business administration in 2004 from North Dakota State University, Fargo. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Minnesota. In addition, Tollerson has held leadership positions with several community organizations.