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Press Release Secretary Matthew A. Beaton Announces Department of Energy Resources Commissioner

For immediate release:
4/21/2015
  • Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Media Contact for Secretary Matthew A. Beaton Announces Department of Energy Resources Commissioner

Katie Gronendyke,

Boston — Today, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton announced that Judith Judson will serve as Commissioner of the Department of Energy Resources (DOER).

“Judith has a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience in the fields of renewable energy and clean technology, and I am pleased to have her as part of the team,” said Matthew Beaton, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs. “The Baker-Polito Administration is focused on diversifying the Commonwealth’s energy portfolio, while strengthening the state’s growing clean energy economy and supporting new innovative technologies, and I look forward to working closely with Judith as we continue towards these goals.”

“I thank Secretary Beaton, Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito for asking me to serve as Commissioner,” said Judith Judson, Commissioner of the Department of Energy Resources. “I look forward to working with Secretary Beaton to advance our shared vision of making a measurable impact on our state’s energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean technology, and energy supply goals in the most cost-effective way possible to benefit Massachusetts consumers.”

Judith Judson, Commissioner of Department of Energy Resources

Judith Judson has worked for Customized Energy Solutions since August 2012 as Director of Emerging Technologies for the U.S. where she advised clients on the use of innovative technologies to cost-effectively modernize the U.S. electric grid.   Judson joined Customized Energy Solutions from Massachusetts-based clean energy technology company, Beacon Power LLC, where she served as Vice President of Asset Management and Market Development.  As a nationally recognized expert on energy storage, Judson has participated in numerous hearings and technical conferences at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Previously Judson served as Chairman and Commissioner of the Massachusetts Public Utilities Commission during the Romney Administration.  She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.

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Media Contact for Secretary Matthew A. Beaton Announces Department of Energy Resources Commissioner

Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs 

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs seeks to protect, preserve and enhance the Commonwealth’s environmental resources while ensuring a clean energy future for the state’s residents. Through the stewardship of open space, protection of environmental resources, and enhancement of clean energy, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs works tirelessly to make Massachusetts a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.
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