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 and working within the Midcontinent Independent System Operator footprint to improve transmission planning and cost allocation. From 2011 to 2013, Azar was a senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, and from 2007 to 2011, she was a commissioner on the Wisconsin Public Service Commission.