Cheryl Harrington

RAP Co-Founder and Former Director

Cheryl Harrington is a co-founder of the Regulatory Assistance Project. She served as a commissioner on the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) from 1982 to 1991, developing many of the market-based approaches which now characterize the electric industry. Harrington was vice-chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioner's Energy Conservation Committee and has appeared frequently as a lecturer on energy matters in state and national regulatory forums. She has advised several committees of the United States Congress on the subjects of energy efficiency; the relationship between efficiency, the economy, and global warming; and the economic and environmental benefits of a national energy strategy which embraces energy efficiency. Charyl Harrington served as division chief for consumer and antitrust litigation in the State of Maine Attorney General's Office in the seven years prior to serving on the Maine PUC. She received her juris doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Her many writings and those of her colleagues at RAP can be found in the Knowledge Center.