Katie Scharf Dykes is the Chair of the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.
Previously, Katie was Deputy Commissioner for Energy at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP). As Deputy Commissioner, Katie worked with both halves of the agency’s Energy branch: the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) on the regulatory side, and the Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy on the energy strategy side. Katie provided leadership at a defining moment in the agency’s history as DEEP moves forward to achieve the goals of Connecticut’s energy agenda by bringing cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy to the state.
Katie joined CT DEEP in March 2012, after serving as Deputy General Counsel for the White House Council on Environmental Quality. In that role she provided legal counsel on a variety of energy and environmental issues including climate change and sustainability.
Prior to that, she served as Legal Advisor to the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy. At the Department of Energy, she worked on issues related to regulatory reform, electric power transmission, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in history and environmental studies from Yale, a master’s degree in history, also from Yale, and she is a graduate of Yale Law School.