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Bevan Flansburg

Deputy Director
International Programs

Bevan has been with the NARUC since 2008. As a Deputy Director in the International Department, she oversees the Enhancing Sustainable Energy Regulation (ENSURE) Cooperative Agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the of Supporting Utility Reform & Governance (SURGe) Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of State. Under these agreements, she manages a team that builds and implements capacity building programs with energy regulators in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East. In her capacity as Deputy Director, Bevan ensures NARUC’s international work supports foreign partners in making tangible improvements in energy regulation. She manages coordination with donors and USG initiatives, such as Power Africa, which aims to double access to electricity in partner countries, and low emissions development initiatives. While at NARUC, Bevan has helped design and manage partnerships that provide strategic and tailored support to energy regulators, giving them the tools they need to build effective clean energy policies. She has also helped designed a number of regional partnerships, including the West Africa Regulatory Partnership that developed guidelines for clean energy regulation across the region, the East Africa Regional Regulatory Partnership that supports regional electricity trade initiatives and a regulatory partnership under the Lower Mekong Initiative that promotes development of a sustainable regional market. Bevan has helped author and manage the development of several publications, including “Encouraging Renewable Energy Development: A Handbook for International Energy Regulators.” She also serves as a NARUC staff liaison to the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) Working Group on Technological Change and Renewables (formerly Working Group on Climate Change). She speaks Italian and has intermediate language skills in Spanish and Arabic.