Name: Eric Ackerman
Position: Senior Manager, Regulatory Policy
Country: USA
Company: Edison Electric Institute

Eric Ackerman is Senior Manager of Regulatory Policy at Edison Electric Institute, the trade association of investor owned electric utilities.  He is the chief strategist for utility distribution company issues, providing national leadership on regulatory policy issues involved in building viable utility distribution businesses in restructured markets. Eric is managing “smart” metering issues at EEI, among others.

Before joining EEI, Eric was a member of the technical staff of the MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia, where he participated in technology assessment projects involving renewable and coal-based synthetic fuels technologies.  He began his energy career as managing editor of Energy Digest, a Washington-based trade newsletter covering developments involving energy R&D, and energy policy. 

He holds a BA from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts; and an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Company: EEI
Country: USA

Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of United States shareholder-owned electric companies, international affiliates and industry associates worldwide.  Our U.S. members serve 97 percent of the ultimate customers in the shareholder owned segment of the industry, and 71 percent of all electric utility ultimate customers in the nation.  They generate almost 60 percent of the electricity produced by U.S. electric generators.
 
Organized in 1933, EEI works closely with its members, representing their interests and advocating equitable policies in legislative and regulatory arenas.  In its leadership role, the Institute provides authoritative analysis and critical industry data to its members, Congress, government agencies, the financial community and other influential audiences.  EEI provides forums for member company representatives to discuss issues and strategies to advance the industry and to ensure a competitive position in a changing marketplace.
 
EEI’s mission is to ensure members’ success in a new competitive environment by:
•          Advocating Public Policy
•          Expanding Market Opportunities
•          Providing Strategic Business Information