Utilities, Regulation & Electricity

Varsity Hall III
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.  |  Breakout Session 1B

Climate change is increasingly central to regulating electricity and other utilities. Panelists will offer views on state and local decisions on providing electricity.

A recording will be available soon.


Lauren Azar

Credentials: Moderator, Utilities, Regulation & Electricity

Position title: Owner & Advisor, Azar Consulting, LLC

Lauren Azar provides legal and consulting services in the electric industry, providing business, regulatory, and policy advice as well as project development and permitting. She is assisting utilities to develop a path to deep decarbonization…

Rebecca Cameron Valcq

Credentials: Panelist, Utilities, Regulation & Electricity

Position title: Chairperson, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Rebecca (Becky) Cameron Valcq was appointed by Gov. Tony Evers to a six-year term on the PSC in January 2019 and as PSC chair through March 2023. Valcq previously was a partner at Quarles & Brady law firm in the Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources practice group. Before that, she was regulatory counsel…

Sanya Carley

Credentials: Panelist, Utilities, Regulation & Electricity

Position title: Paul H. O'Neill Professor, Indiana University

Sanya Carley’s research focuses on electricity and transportation policy, energy justice and a just transition, energy-based economic development, and public perceptions of energy infrastructure and technologies. She is a coeditor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.…

Jackson Keith

Credentials: Panelist, Utilities, Regulation & Electricity

Position title: Director, Land & Liberty Coalition

Jackson Keith oversees the L&LC’s field operations staff across nine states, including seven in the Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, as well as Texas and Pennsylvania. He works with the organization’s field teams in each state to develop and…