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Carleton B. Simpson

Carleton B. Simpson

Commissioner, New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
Carleton Simpson was appointed to serve as a Commissioner of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission in November 2021. Carleton’s term on the Commission concludes on July 1, 2023. Carleton has a J.D. focused on Energy and Environmental Law from Suffolk University Law School, a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. Carleton started his career at Unitil as an engineer responsible for developing regulatory compliance programs pertaining to FERC and NERC electric reliability standards. He then served as the company’s Director of Government Affairs and subsequently as in-house legal Regulatory Counsel. In these roles, Carleton was responsible for leading clean energy strategy efforts before legislators and regulators in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and federal delegations. He has served as an expert witness in numerous proceedings pertaining to solar generation development, electric vehicle infrastructure and adoption programs, and time of use (TOU) rate design. Carleton has extensive experience working on matters pertaining to electricity and natural gas distribution and transmission, cyber security, electrification, decarbonization, and energy market regulation. Commissioner Simpson has been a member in good standing of the New Hampshire Bar and Federal District of New Hampshire Bar since 2019.