N. Beth Emery


Beth Emery is senior vice president, special counsel for GridLiance, the nation’s first independent transmission company primarily focused on working with Public Power (municipal utilities, joint action agencies and electric cooperatives) to address and solve their transmission needs.

Prior to announcing her retirement in September 2020, she served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for GridLiance. Emery has been a member of GridLiance’s senior team since its inception in 2014, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the energy and regulatory fields. Prior to GridLiance, Emery was a national law firm Partner for almost two decades, advising on the development of generation and transmission projects and regulatory compliance for all aspects of the electric industry at the state and federal levels

Earlier in her career, Emery served as the first General Counsel for the California Independent System Operator Corporation, and as the first in-house General Counsel for CPS Energy, the nation’s largest municipally-owned electric and gas utility.

Emery earned a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma, Norman with highest honors. She also earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Texas.