Ashley Townsend

Head of Battery Storage Development

Ashely Townsend leads the development of Cumulus’s battery storage portfolio. She was previously the finance lead for Talen Energy’s ERCOT generating assets and has been with the company since 2019.

Ms. Townsend has 12+ years in the energy industry and previously held various corporate strategy and growth initiative roles at Direct Energy and spent several years in public accounting as an auditor, primarily for power generation companies.

Ms. Townsend has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an M.S. in Accountancy from the University of Houston.