Senior Advisor, Policy and Strategy
Scott’s experience spans the fields of business strategy and public policy in such areas as climate change, commercializing renewable and clean energy technologies, and emerging business models for utilities. His career in New Jersey state government includes being Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection and Energy, President of the Board of Public Utilities, and Chief Counsel to Gov. Jim Florio.
He held senior executive positions in several energy-related private and public corporations, including Senior VP for Market Structure and Regulatory Affairs at Sithe Energies, Inc. where he led the company’s participation in opening of three eastern wholesale electric markets; President of Ballard Generation Systems and member of the senior management team of its publicly-traded parent, Ballard Power Systems, responsible for leading development of PEM hydrogen fuel cell technology in utility and portable power applications; and Senior VP and General Counsel of Petra Solar, Inc., which developed a highly-distributed 40 MW solar generation facility composed of single PV panels mounted to utility poles.
In his most recent full-time public sector assignment, Scott was Deputy to the Chair of New York State’s Public Service Commission for Markets & Innovation. He led staff work supporting the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision initiative, which laid the foundation for a 21st century power grid. Scott also served in municipal government, on the Fort Lee, NJ Borough Council and as Council President.