Vice President of Power Supply and Business Development
Brian Burandt is Vice President of Power Supply and Business Development for Connexus Energy and has more than 20 years of utility experience. Connexus Energy is the largest customer-owned utility in Minnesota, providing electricity and related products and services to approximately 132,000 homes and businesses in portions of 7 different counties.
Burandt is accountable for Connexus Energy’s power supply, including distributed generation, and that it meets the current and evolving needs of the membership. He leads business development, which includes research, strategy, product, and service or venture development of core-related initiatives that benefit the membership.
Brian has held multiple positions at Connexus Energy over 18 years. Most recently, he was Connexus Energy’s manager of business and community relations, responsible for energy efficiency, demand response, and economic development. In between his positions at Connexus Energy, Burandt was a senior rate and financial analyst for Power System Engineering, Inc., performing rate studies and filings for utilities mostly in the Midwest.
Burandt has a Master in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Science in Energy Management from Moorhead State University.