Raimondo submits nominations for utilities commission, state energy office
PROVIDENCE — Governor Raimondo has proposed a shakeup in Rhode Island’s energy regime, nominating Marion Gold to a seat on the Public Utilities Commission and Carol Grant as Gold’s replacement in charge of the Office of Energy Resources.
Gold was appointed commissioner of the energy office by Governor Chafee in 2013. She would replace Paul Roberti on the three-member utilities commission. He was appointed to the commission in 2009 and his six-year term expired last year.
Grant was an executive with First Wind, a Boston-based developer of land-based wind farms, and SunEdison, which acquired First Wind last year but has since gone bankrupt. She is also a former chief of operations for the City of Providence and was a co-leader of Raimondo’s transition team after her election in 2014.
Both appointments must be approved by the state Senate. Raimondo’s office said the nominations will be formally submitted on Tuesday.