Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;
Masters, University of Texas at Austin ;
BS, University of Vermont
Kevin Jones is Smart Grid project leader at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School. Seeking solutions to the energy and environmental policy challenges facing the electric power industry has been the focus of his career. He has been at the center of the transformation of the electric power industry in the Northeast as the director of power market policy for the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and as the former director of energy policy for the city of New York. LIPA is one of the largest municipal utilities in the country and is a leader in energy conservation and alternative energy technologies. While at LIPA, he collaborated on energy policy with both the Large Public Power Council and the New York Transmission Owners. He has also consulted on energy issues as an associate director with Navigant Consulting and Resource Management International. He received a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lally School of Management and Technology, a masters from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin and a BS from the University of Vermont. While at RPI, Kevin taught managing energy issues in the Environmental Management and Policy Program. His doctoral research compared the market-based approach to regulating acid rain in the United States to the command and control approach of the European Union.