Governor Gina Raimondo recently nominated Carol Grant as the new Commissioner of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER). Ms. Grant replaces Dr. Marion Gold, who has now been appointed a Commissioner for the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
An expert in the field, Dr. Gold has positioned Rhode Island as a leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy. She has driven growth in the clean and renewable energy sectors, led the completion of RI's first State Energy Plan, and worked in partnership with the RI Infrastructure Bank to launch new energy financing tools. Prior to her time as the Office of Energy Resources Commissioner, Dr. Gold was the Director of the University of Rhode Island (URI) Outreach and Energy Center and was the Manager of URI's Extension and Research Programs in Sustainable Horticulture.
Carol Grant joins OER with more than 20 years of experience in operations, strategic human resources, policy, law, and communications. Most recently, she served in leadership roles at two different renewable energy companies.
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