ISO-NE Board Chair Cheryl LaFleur named clean energy Lifetime Achievement Award winner
ISO New England Board Chair and former FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur has been named a Lifetime Achievement Award winner by the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative (U.S. C3E), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy.
“Generating an equitable and sustainable clean energy transition requires a diversity of talents, perspectives, and ideas,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “I’m proud to honor the winners of this year’s C3E awards, who are an exemplary group of innovators and trailblazers working to achieve the cleaner, greener future of our dreams.”
LaFleur made her mark as one of the longest-serving commissioners on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), nominated in 2010 and serving through 2019. During her tenure, LaFleur helped transform U.S. energy markets and infrastructure, and played a lead role in FERC’s efforts to assure the reliability and safety of the nation’s power grid.
Apart from her board chair role, LaFleur is also an adjunct senior research scholar at the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy, where she focuses on the electric and natural gas sectors and climate change.
LaFleur and eight award recipients will be celebrated at the virtual C3E Symposium on November 3-4, 2021, featuring breakout sessions and a keynote speech themed around justice and equality in clean energy.