Former ISO New England advisor to help advance reliable and competitive energy policy for American consumers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 20, 2022
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) announced it has welcomed Jeffrey D. Turcotte as its assistant vice president of government affairs. EPSA is the national trade association representing competitive power suppliers. It advocates at the federal, state, and local level for competitive policy approaches to secure reliable power and reduce carbon emissions at the least cost.
Turcotte brings a deep level of policy and advocacy expertise to the position. He joins EPSA from ISO New England, where he most recently served as senior advisor, federal affairs, after joining the organization in 2010. Previously, he served as director of federal affairs at The New England Council, leading the Council’s Energy & Environment Committee. Prior to that, he was communications director and budget analyst on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, having been appointed by Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) after having served in Gregg’s personal office since 1999, including as press secretary from 2000-2005.
“The energy policy space is increasingly complex and dynamic as policymakers seek solutions to a growing array of challenges, including mounting reliability concerns,” said EPSA President and CEO Todd Snitchler. “Power generation providers in competitive electricity markets are moving the ball forward every day when it comes to supplying reliable, affordable, innovative, and cleaner options to meet America’s needs. It is critical that we have a strong, trusted, nonpartisan voice on Capitol Hill and beyond to advocate for policy that drives competitive and reliable outcomes.
I am excited to welcome Jeff to the EPSA team, and hope policymakers will soon come to know him as a go-to source on all things competitive power. I know his deep experience and issue knowledge will enrich the conversation, be a valued educational resource to legislators, and be a tremendous benefit not just to our member companies but to American consumers as well.”
Turcotte added, “EPSA members – and the competitive markets they support – are vital to a clean energy transition that ensures electric grid reliability and rewards economic efficiency and innovation. I look forward to my new role working to advance competitive energy solutions on a national scale – and I am grateful to the remarkable and dedicated staff at ISO New England and my former colleagues for a great 12+ years, and I wish them well as they continue to tackle challenges that grow more difficult by the day.”
Turcotte has a B.A. in public policy from Hamilton College in New York.
The Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) is the national trade association representing America’s competitive power suppliers. EPSA members provide about 150,000 MW of reliable and competitively priced electricity from environmentally responsible facilities using a diverse mix of fuels and technologies including natural gas, wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, storage, biomass, and coal. EPSA seeks to bring the benefits of competition to all power customers. Learn more at www.epsa.org and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter @EPSAnews.