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.