Jim Grech

Peabody Energy

President & Chief Executive Officer

James (Jim) Grech has over thirty years of experience in the coal and natural resources industry. He joined the company in June 2021 as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the company’s board of directors and the Executive Committee of the board. Mr. Grech has substantial operational, commercial and financial experience in mining and other energy business operations, as well as extensive experience in utilities and capital markets. Mr. Grech has held executive leadership roles throughout his career, most recently he served as Chief Executive Officer of Wolverine Fuels from 2018 to 2021. Other positions held include President of Nexus Gas Transmission, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Consol Energy and Vice President at DTE Energy. Mr. Grech is a board member of America’s Power, the National Mining Association and Blue Danube Incorporated and is a member of the Coal Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency. Education: Mr. Grech holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lawrence Technological University. He also completed the executive development program of the Wharton Business School.

Sessions With Jim Grech

Thursday, 9 March

  • 03:20pm - 04:00pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 09:20 pm - 09/mar/2023 10:00 pm

    Energy Security and Transition: How synergistic in the power sector?

    Conventional wisdom often pits energy security against energy transition and its ambitions. In reality, last year’s energy supply crisis bolstered renewable energy globally—the cheapest source of new power generation—and many power sector policies and investments increasingly brought energy security and the energy transition together. As the transition accelerates, questions surrounding reliability, resilience, supply chains, infrastructure, investment and overall affordability quickly come into play. How synergistic is energy security and transition in the power sector? Will the short-term focus on energy security continue in the long run? What are the challenges to the energy transition? How will markets react?