U.S. Program Director Ann McCabe will join the Illinois Commerce Commission on February 1, following her appointment by Gov. JB Pritzker.
McCabe joined the Regulatory Assistance Project in 2020, successfully leading RAP’s flagship U.S. program through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. During her tenure, RAP advised dozens of states on policies that meet the urgency of the climate crisis and advance an equitable and efficient energy transition.
“I look forward to applying the insights I have learned at RAP and in the rest of my career in this new role. Illinois’ transformational Climate and Equitable Jobs Act is an opportunity to implement cutting edge solutions responsive to larger energy transition trends on a foundation of strong and just regulatory principles,” said McCabe.
RAP’s U.S. team will continue developing solutions to the challenges regulators and other decision-makers face as they decarbonize our economy with attention to efficiency and reliability. The team focuses on opportunities to electrify buildings and transportation, address the regulatory transition of the gas industry, remove barriers to clean distributed energy resources, and broadly decarbonize the electric grid.
McCabe previously served on the Illinois commission from 2012 to 2017.
“I had hoped our partnership in RAP would be longer, but I’m excited for Ann to help Illinois with its clean energy transition at this crucial time,” said CEO Richard Sedano. “I look forward to continuing colleagueship with Ann that began with her first stint as a commissioner, and I wish her a successful second tenure on the ICC.”