WHAT WE DO
RENEW Northeast (RENEW) is a non-profit association uniting the renewable energy industry and environmental interest groups whose mission involves coordinating the ideas and resources of its members with the goal of promoting and increasing renewable energy in New England and New York.
RENEW works to create and strengthen the public policies that will lead to the development and integration of high levels of renewable energy production for the benefit of the region. Modeled after successful organizations in other parts of the country, RENEW was initially a collaborative project of the wind industry and public interest environmental organizations. RENEW’s goal is to recruit as members other renewable energy companies, suppliers, utilities and manufacturers that share a common vision of clean, renewable and environmentally responsible power development. RENEW strives to be a single, coherent voice for its membership to achieve renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals by sharing resources and aligning messages. RENEW takes a leadership role in policy development on renewable energy issues before ISO New England and NYISO, state legislatures, governors, and utility commissions.
Francis Pullaro is the Executive Director of RENEW Northeast (RENEW)- an association of the renewable energy industry and environmental public interest groups in New York and New England. In leading RENEW Mr. Pullaro promotes clean renewable technologies for the region that will increase energy diversity, spur economic development, and improve environmental quality.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ABBY L. WATSON
CHAIR | RENEW NORTHEAST
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS, NORTH AMERICA | SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY
Abby Watson leads government and institutional relations for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in North America, covering federal and state policy and regulatory issues. For nearly 15 years, Abby has worked with almost every type of renewable energy from several angles – development, construction, risk management, project management, manufacturing, sales, and policy. In her nine years’ experience with
MICHELLE CADIN GARDNER
VICE-CHAIR | RENEW NORTHEAST
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS | NEXTERA ENERGY RESOURCES
Michelle Cadin Gardner is currently Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs – Northeast for NextEra Energy Resources. In her present role, Michelle represents NextEra Energy in the NEPOOL Participant Process and in the PJM stakeholder process. She previously represented Capital Power Corporation in NEPOOL and before the FERC as Senior Counsel, Regulatory. Prior to working for NextEra Energy and Capital
TREASURER | RENEW NORTHEAST
DIRECTOR, OFFSHORE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT | AVANGRID RENEWABLES
Jenny has more than fifteen years of experience leading the development of large capex wind and solar energy projects in New York and New England. During this time Jenny has been leading and managing all aspects of project development across multiple projects simultaneously. Jenny joined the Avangrid Renewables Offshore Wind team in 2018 and is responsible for managing various aspects of the
CAITLIN PEALE SLOAN
SECRETARY | RENEW NORTHEAST
SENIOR ATTORNEY | CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION
Caitlin Peale Sloan is a Senior Attorney at Conservation Law Foundation where she leads the Advance Clean Power Team in the Clean Energy and Climate Change Program. Her climate and energy practice includes litigation and policy in the areas of decarbonization planning, gas transition, energy efficiency, and renewables, and she serves as CLF’s delegate to the Global Warming Solutions Act Implementation Advisory