MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) announces that Jeff Ackermann, former chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, has joined RAP’s U.S. program as a senior advisor.

Ackermann brings extensive expertise in utility regulatory reform, renewable energy policy and energy efficiency to RAP. During his four-year term leading the Colorado PUC, which concluded in January 2021, he worked to implement the state’s ambitious clean energy agenda. In 2019-20, he also served as chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment. He has more than 30 years of state government and energy-sector experience in Colorado, including serving as executive director of the state’s Energy Office before being appointed PUC chair by then-Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Ackermann, based in Denver, is also currently a senior policy advisor with Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy, working on the Western Interconnect Regional Electricity Dialogue (WIRED) initiative.

He has a bachelor’s degree in environmental economic studies from Albion College and a master’s degree in nonprofit management and leadership from Regis University.

RAP is an independent, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable and efficient energy future. RAP has deep expertise in energy policies that promote economic efficiency, protect the environment, ensure system reliability and produce other benefits for society. With support from foundation and governmental grants, RAP provides technical and policy assistance to government officials on a broad range of energy and environmental issues. It focuses on the world’s four largest power markets: China, Europe, India and the United States.

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