Harris Beach PLLC
Corporate Strategy and Public Affairs Advisor
Please describe your experience with NY-BEST:
I have been active with NY Best since it’s inception when I worked at National Grid and regularly attend the meetings. I now serve on the policy committee.
Please describe your experience with the Battery & Energy Storage Industry:
Our work at Harris Beach includes representing clients in the renewal industry. As a result I stay abreast of the regulations and proposals surrounding New York’s energy markets including storage.
Please describe why you would be a good candidate for the board:
My experience as a utility executive as well now representing a way range of clients in the energy industry provides me with a keen understanding of all the stakeholder interests. This experience as well as my broad industry relationships would serve NYBest well as we continue to build support for meaningful integration of battery storage in New York’s energy future.
Susan is an advisor to the clients of the Harris Beach Energy Industry Team. She brings an in-depth background in government, regulatory, public affairs, and corporate management. Susan’s clients include electric generation companies, a large gas delivery company, engineering firms and start-up businesses in the energy industry. Notably, she advised the renewables developer who filed the first ever solar-only Article 10 project at the New York State Public Service Commission. Susan was recently engaged by a fortune 500 company to help guide and develop its long term strategic energy management plan for its eight manufacturing plants around the world.Susan was previously vice president of U.S. Economic Development and Community Investment at National Grid, where she was responsible for economic development, community investment and stakeholder groups for U.S. business, managing approximately $40 million in special contracts for gas and electric customers. She began her career at National Grid in 2002 as vice president of Public Affairs, where she was responsible for establishing strategic direction and management of public affairs with overall responsibility for New York state legislative and regulatory arenas with local and federal governmental integration.