Riley Allen

  • Director, RGGI, Inc. Board of Directors.
  • Commissioner, Vermont Board of Public Utilities

Riley Allen was appointed to the Public Utility Commission by Governor Phil Scott in May 2021.  Mr. Allen has over 30 years of experience analyzing and advising on power sector and regulatory issues.  For more than two decades, Mr. Allen has played an active role in major state-level policy investigations, acting as an economist, expert witness, and hearing examiner.  Just prior to joining the Vermont Public Utility Commission, Mr. Allen served as Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service.  Mr. Allen has also spent many years working with regulators around the U.S. and overseas on telecommunications and power sector issues, largely associated with development agency-led initiatives.  Mr. Allen also provided assistance to regulators around the world while working as the global research manager and as an independent consultant to the Regulatory Assistance Project.

Mr. Allen graduated from the University of Virginia with an MA in Economics and from the University of Florida with a BA in Economics.