Jay Carrière serves as vice president of federal government affairs for GridLiance. Carrière is responsible for developing and executing GridLiance’s federal energy legislative and regulatory policy, strategy, and advocacy efforts before various government forums, including the U.S. Congress, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Department of Energy. In this role, Carrière serves as the company’s primary representative before federal officials in Washington, D.C. and coordinates company contacts, rulemaking filings, and coalition engagement. Carrière joined GridLiance in February 2016, bringing over 25 years of electric utility industry lobbying experience in Washington, DC to the company.
Prior to joining GridLiance, Carrière worked for nearly 14 years in Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s Washington, D.C. office, most recently as director of federal government affairs, where he performed similar duties. In that role, he also managed the company’s successful response to FERC’s transmission policy/rulemaking activity, including Order No. 1000 and transmission rate incentive proceedings. Before that, he worked at the investor-owned utility trade association Edison Electric Institute for nearly four years, first as a senior regulatory analyst and then as a transmission policy manager.
Carrière earned a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Emory University.