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About the Speech

The Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) led by Ms. Zibelman is an innovatory regulatory and retail model for public utility delivery in New York State. The emergence of REV followed the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy — the second-costliest hurricane in United States history – to utilities infrastructures in the state. Recognising the need for energy policy to adjust to “the new normal of extreme weather” as well as shifting market models and demands REV seeks to reform the utility industry, lead on climate change and grow New York’s economy.


About the Speaker  

Audrey Zibelman, is an internationally recognized expert in energy policy, markets and innovation, and was confirmed as a Commissioner of the NY Public Service Commission on June 19, 2013, and named Chair on September 3, 2013. As PSC Chair, she sits on the State Energy Planning and Siting Boards, and oversees the regulation of New York’s electric, gas, telephone, cable, water and steam utilities. Ms. Zibelman is a Founder, past President and Chief Executive Officer of Viridity Energy, Inc., which she formed after more than 25 years of electric utility industry leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. Previously Ms. Zibelman was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of PJM. She has also held legal and executive positions at Xcel Energy and served as General Counsel to the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, and was Special Assistant Attorney General in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.


This event was kindly sponsored by the ESB.