HALLOWELL, Maine, May 31 -- The Maine Public Utilities Commission issued the following news release:
Denis Bergeron, Utility Analyst and Coordinator of Regional Market Programs at the Maine Public Utilities Commission was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners (NECPUC).
Denis has worked in state government in leadership positions for 35 years. For the last 15 years, Denis has been the Commission's lead analyst and outspoken advocate for Maine at NEPOOL, FERC, ISO-New England, and NESCOE.
"Denis is highly regarded and is considered a leading expert on New England transmission and generation issues," said PUC Chair Philip L. Bartlett II. His passion in advocating both for Maine and for the New England region is unparalleled.
Denis has received many accolades in his career. In 2013 he was recognized by Efficiency Maine for his extradentary commitment to energy efficiency. He was also recognized by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership for his outstanding commitment, leadership and service to NEEP and its mission to accelerate energy efficiency as a leading climate change solution. NECPUC also previously honored Denis in 1999 and again in 2013 with its George Dunn Award, which recognizes staff who have performed in an exemplary fashion on issues of regional importance or impact.
Here at the Commission, I can say unequivocally that Denis is relied on extensively by myself, my fellow Commissioners and our Directors on strategic issues related to generation, transmission and distribution matters facing Maine and New England, Bartlett said. Denis plans to retire this year and receiving recognition at the Symposium is certainly a fitting way for Denis to end a stellar career.