Director, Center for Partnerships & Innovation
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
Danielle Sass Byrnett has been Director of the NARUC Center for Partnerships & Innovation (CPI) since December 2017. She and her team are focused on identifying emerging challenges and connecting state public utility commissions with expertise and strategies to navigate the complex decision-making required of their roles. CPI builds relationships, develops resources, and delivers training in areas ranging from energy efficiency and distributed energy resources to carbon capture to cybersecurity and more. Danielle launched and led the NARUC-NASEO Task Force on Comprehensive Electricity Planning. Prior to NARUC, Danielle served as career staff and in consulting roles at the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In that work, she supported state environmental and energy agencies in expanding their clean energy policies and programs through facilitated workshops, direct technical assistance, national and state-level analyses, resource development, and numerous publications. She has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Swarthmore College.