As the leader of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Chairman Marissa Gillett is undertaking a reformation of the utility regulatory compact while advancing state policy goals in the context regional wholesale market. Chair Gillett will discuss how she sees the role of regulators in doing right for their customers and their states, as well as the role of storage in that effort.
Keynote: Making Sure Storage Provides Value for Customers and States
Marissa Paslick Gillett is the Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. Governor Ned Lamont nominated Gillett to begin serving on the three member regulatory authority on April 26, 2019, and her appointment was subsequently confirmed by both the House of Representatives and State Senate. Prior to her appointment, Gillett was the Vice President of External Relations for the Energy Storage Association – the national trade association representing the energy storage industry. From 2011 to 2018, Gillett worked at the Maryland Public Service Commission, an independent agency within the Maryland state government that regulates public utilities, where she most recently served as the senior advisor to the chairman. Gillett received a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland.