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Former RI utilities regulator McCleary joins innogy Consulting staff

Energy management firm innogy Consulting has appointed former Rhode Island regulator Macky McCleary as a new partner for its U.S. subsidiary.

“Energy markets around the world are undergoing a stunning transformation, and the United States is a central driver in that change,” Klaus Grellmann, Managing Director of innogy Consulting, said. “As we set out to provide guidance to our clients on how to navigate the future of power delivery, Macky’s deep experience as a regulator, entrepreneur and agent of change will help strengthen our already impressive offering in the U.S. We are very pleased to welcome him.”

McCleary served as administrator of the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission prior to his hiring by innogy. He was also part of the team that led the state’s landmark 2018 initiative to install over 400MW of clean energy to help meet the state’s goal of 1000MW by 2020.

“As utilities and regulators attempt to adapt to the rapidly changing environment, they will need reliable, strategic, transactional and regulatory support to achieve their goals,” McCleary said. “I’m very excited to join innogy Consulting and leverage two decades of industry experience to provide that support. We can help.”      

McCleary also served as Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy, where he led the state’s efforts to transform its waste disposal and recycling policies, and the cleanup of the Housatonic River. Prior to his work in public service, McCleary worked with McKinsey & Company where he focused on carbon neutral and sustainability clients.

He also founded EmPower Solar, a successful and still growing rooftop solar company based in New York.