Sarah Freeman and Jeremy Tarr Named to Executive Committee
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WASHINGTON (March 11, 2021) — The National Council on Electricity Policy named Larry Mansueti as the recipient of the Jan Brinch Award for Collaboration in the Public Interest at the NCEP Annual Meeting. The award, initiated by NCEP in memory of Jeanette “Jan” Brinch, honors public servants who similarly view their positions as opportunities to bring people together to accomplish public interest goals in the electricity sector.
Jan Brinch was an energy consultant and expert facilitator with more than 30 years of experience in the energy and environmental fields. She supported multiple clients with the design and facilitation of research agendas, strategic policies and plans and education and outreach programs. Her clients included federal organizations and agencies, the private sector and trade associations and academic and research institutions.
Retired since 2019, Mansueti has 34 years of experience on electricity issues, through various assignments in the federal government and the electric utility industry. He is best known to the NCEP community through his work as the director of State and Regional Assistance at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity, where he oversaw the funding and delivery of assistance on electricity policy matters to states and regions. He championed technical assistance that was policy-neutral and respectful of states’ jurisdictions, specifically for the eastern and western interconnections.
“On behalf of the NCEP Executive Committee and NARUC, we thank Larry Mansueti for his decades of exceptional public service at the Department of Energy and for his collaborative engagement with the regulatory community,” said NCEP and NARUC President Paul Kjellander. “He serves as an excellent example of Jan Brinch’s legacy of connecting people focused on a common goal.”
Also at the December Annual Meeting, NCEP welcomed two new Executive Committee members: Commissioner Sarah Freeman of the Indiana Regulatory Utility Commission and Jeremy Tarr, senior advisor for climate change policy at the North Carolina Office of the Governor.
“I’m looking forward to bringing my experience as a commissioner and former legislative staff attorney to NCEP,” said Freeman.
I look forward to working with state energy officials from across the country to inform forward-thinking energy policy,” said Tarr.
NCEP convenes state officials from public utility commissions, environmental and air agencies, state energy offices, gubernatorial offices and consumer advocate offices, as well as legislators and legislative staff. These experts provide a variety of perspectives that inform high-quality discussions on state electricity policy.
An affiliate of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Center for Partnerships and Innovation, the organization also facilitates training and education programs, conferences, seminars, webinars and podcasts on topics such as transmission siting and pricing policy, alignment of energy resource development at the transmission and distribution levels and valuation of electricity resources across the generation, transmission and distribution system.
NCEP programs are free of charge for state officials and staff and are supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. For more information, visit www.electricitypolicy.org.
NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.