Let's promote innovation and protect consumers through an improved regulatory process.

The world is innovating by leaps and bounds but regulatory processes, developed over the last 100 years, are challenged to keep up. That slows innovation and makes it harder for customers – and society at large – to leverage and benefit from the latest technological advances and operating practices. Our task force and partners are gearing up to tackle this issue and change regulatory processes, practice and structures to foster innovation to build a modern grid and promote a modern society. 

Did you know?
First electric utility regulation emerged in New York around 1900.

Renovate Is Working Toward

Innovation-friendly regulatory processes and practices

Proposed and adopted changes by legislators and regulators

Solutions roadmaps that move us to a modern, reliable grid

Meet the Renovate Task Force


Marion Gold | Commissioner, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission

M. Beth Trombold | Interim Chair, Public Utility Commission of Ohio

Brien Sheahan | Chairman and CEO, Illinois Commerce Commission

Ellen Nowak | Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Letha Tawney | Commissioner, Oregon Public Utility Commission

David Danner | Chairman, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission


Philip Dion | Vice President, Customer Solutions and Policy, American Electric Power

Pat Reiten | Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Noel Black | Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, Southern Company

Val Jensen | Senior Vice President, Strategy and Policy, Exelon Utilities

Sheri Givens | Vice President, US Regulatory & Customer Strategy National Grid

Consumer Advocates

David Kolata | Executive Director, Citizens Utility Board of Illinois

D. Maurice Kreis | Consumer Advocate, New Hampshire Office of the Consumer Advocate

Mark Schuling | Iowa Consumer Advocate


Jeff Morris | Representative, Washington State

Chris Brooks | Assembly Member, Nevada

Solution Providers

Eran Mahrer | VP – Market Origination and Government Affairs, First Solar

Marisa Uchin | Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, Oracle

Steve Callahan | Vice President, Global Strategy and Solutions, Energy and Utilities, IBM

Kevin Gresham | Vice President, Government Relations & External Affairs, E.ON North America, LLC

State Energy Offices

Ryan Opsal | Energy Policy Manager, Maryland Energy Administration

Partnering Organizations

The Renovate Initiative is launched in partnership with these leading electric industry groups.

Renovate in the News

Are you ready to change the regulatory process?