Mar. 28—A Cape Elizabeth woman who is an expert on renewable energy policy and economics has been nominated to serve on the Maine Public Utilities Commission by Gov. Janet Mills.
Carolyn "Carrie" Gilbert has worked for the past 15 years for Daymark Energy Advisors, a leading national energy consulting firm.
Gilbert would replace Randall D. Davis, who was appointed to the three-member commission in 2017 by former Gov. Paul LePage and whose term expires this month. Philip L. Bartlett II and Patrick Scully fill the remaining seats on the PUC. Commissioners serve staggered six-year terms.
The Maine PUC regulates electric, gas, telephone and water utilities in Maine.
Gilbert's nomination is subject to review by the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology and must be confirmed by the Maine State Senate.
"Carrie Gilbert's expertise in renewable energy policy will be a vital asset to the Maine Public Utilities Commission as it works to ensure a responsible, affordable and reliable energy future for the State of Maine and its people," Mills said in a statement Tuesday.
Gilbert is a graduate of Dartmouth College, with degrees in earth science and engineering. She earned a master's in Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
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