Senior Clean Energy Policy Analyst
Western Resource Advocates
Pat O’Connell is a Senior Policy Analyst in Western Resource Advocates’ Santa Fe, New Mexico, office. WRA fights climate change to sustain the environment, economy, and people of the West. WRA protects biodiversity by respecting the diverse needs of people and partnering with them to
develop a shared vision for progress. Our team of policy experts, scientists, economists, and attorneys has a 30-year history of working where decisions are made, sweating the details, creating evidence-based solutions, and holding decisionmakers accountable. This on the ground work with policymakers and other advocates advances clean energy, protects air, land, water, and wildlife—and sustains the lives and livelihoods of the West. Pat participates in utility planning processes and provides expert witness testimony at regulatory commissions and legislators advocating for the rapid decarbonization of the electric grid. Prior to joining WRA in 2019, Pat directed Public Service Company of New Mexico’s Integrated Resource Planning and draws from that experience to help utilities set decarbonization goals, establish plans to achieve the goals and implement their plans through the regulatory process.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM EST