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John Rhodes

Acting Chief Executive Officer

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, John Rhodes was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Long Island Power Authority by its 9-member Board of Trustees. John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position. He is a true public servant having been a trusted voice on clean energy reforms to both President Biden and New York State Governor Kathy Hochul.

John comes to LIPA from the New York Department of Public Service where he was DPS’ Chief Program Officer, charged with oversight New York’s ratepayer-funded programs for clean energy, energy efficiency and energy affordability at NY agencies and utilities.

Before that John was Special Assistant to the President, in the Biden Administration’s for Climate Policy Office, where he worked advance deployment of clean energy, transmission, and building and vehicle electrification solutions.

Prior to that, John served as Chair of New York’s Public Service Commission and CEO of its Department of Public Service. He developed and implemented ambitious, equitable, and practical clean energy policies to ensure reliability and to protect customers and communities. Major policies focused on distributed renewables, offshore wind, EV charging, building efficiency and electrification, data transparency, and utility bill affordability.

John was also President and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), where he developed and implemented innovative clean energy policies and programs to combat climate change and develop jobs and investments in New York’s clean energy economy, including New York’s Clean Energy Standard, its Clean Energy Fund, the New York Green Bank, and New York Sun.

Before his time with NYSERDA, John was Director of the Center for Market Innovation at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Other related experience includes three years at global cleantech investor Good Energies and a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton. Early in his career, John worked at Metallgesellschaft, a German mining, metals, and engineering firm, as a trader in Frankfurt and as country manager for India.

John currently teaches classes on energy policy at Columbia’ School for International and Public Affairs and at the Yale School of the Environment. He was a member of the advisory board of Rewiring America, on NARUC’s Committee on Electricity, and on the boards of the American Federation for Aging Research, the Association to Save Energy, the New York Citizen’s Budget Commission, the Urban Green Council, and the New York Institute for Special Education.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and has a master’s degree from the Yale School of Management.

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