Eric Blank was appointed Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on December 11, 2020, by Governor Jared Polis for a four-year term effective January 12, 2021. His term expires in January of 2025.
Blank, from Boulder, has spent his career working in the renewable energy and non-profit sectors and is an entrepreneur and thought leader. Over the past 20 years, Blank has co-founded and led several pioneering renewable energy development companies that have collectively built 2,000 megawatts of new wind and solar facilities (representing $4 billion in invested capital), including the largest currently operating solar projects in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Colorado.
Before entering the renewable energy development business, Eric spent 10 years running the energy work of a non-profit environmental group, now called Western Resource Advocates, that intervened before state public utility commissions in Colorado and five other western states to make it economically feasible for electric utilities to invest in clean energy.
Blank holds a law degree from Yale Law School and a master’s in economics from the London School of Economics.
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