Rebecca L TepperAdvisor

Rebecca is currently the General Counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. As General Counsel, Rebecca serves as the chief legal advisor to the Commissioners and oversees all Department adjudicatory and rulemaking proceedings. During Rebecca’s tenure, the Department has launched significant investigations into utilities’ storm response, service quality, grid modernization and interconnection standards. The Department also has issued notable orders addressing energy efficiency, utility mergers, long term contracts for renewable energy facilities and net metering.

Prior to her role as General Counsel, Rebecca served as the Director of the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board where she chaired the Siting Commission’s siting reform, interagency cooperation and legislative initiative subcommittees. Rebecca also served as a Governor’s representative to the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council. Before joining the State in 2009, Rebecca had 15 years of experience in the private sector, as a partner at the law firm of Rubin and Rudman, LLP. At Rubin and Rudman, Rebecca represented developers throughout the Northeast in siting, permitting, financing and contracting of renewable, distributed generation and conventional energy facilities. She also advocated on behalf of various stakeholders before state public utility commissions and the FERC in proceedings involving rates, energy efficiency, demand response and the ISO-NE markets and rules.

Rebecca is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston University Law School and received her bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin/Madison.

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