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Eversource Energy Center


Advisory Board

Name Position/Title
Marissa Gillett Chairman Gillett Marissa Paslick Gillett is Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).  Governor Ned Lamont nominated Gillett to begin serving on the three member regulatory authority on April 26, 2019, and her appointment was confirmed by both the House of Representatives and State Senate in the 2019 session of the Connecticut General Assembly.
Katie Scharf Dykes Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner, has purview of both Connecticut utility company challenges and opportunities, and also has perspective on regional and national regulatory issues for utilities - all of which benefit from data-driven decision-making and science-based solutions.
Doug Dorr   Program Manager of EPRI, is on the forefront of analytics research for the ever evolving utility grid. Doug is spearheading an EPRI/EEX Initiative on Predictive Analytics for Grid Resilience.
David Owens   Retired Executive Vice President of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), has a pulse on the most pressing issues facing utilities today (EEI is the trade organization that represents investor-owned utilities).
Anne George   ISO-New England Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Communications, oversees generation and transmission, and can help us bridge the link between individual distribution companies and the other players in the realm of electric generation, transmission, and distribution.
Christina Sames   American Gas Association Vice President of Operations and Engineering, can help us diversify and expand our research to other infrastructure networks such as as distribution. Our Center will soon collaborate directly with the Gas Technology Institute.
Chuck Eves   Avangrid VP of Electric Operations for Avangrid, will bring the perspective of another major regional power utility (AVANGRID) in Northeast U.S that has a service territory in CT.

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