Plug Power has appointed Kimberly Harriman to its board of directors, and newest member to the company’s audit committee.
Harriman currently serves as vice president, State Government Relations and Public Affairs, of Avangrid.
Harriman has over twenty years of experience in the energy industry. With Avangrid, she coordinates state government relations and public affairs for electric and gas utility subsidiaries in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine and renewable onshore and offshore energy projects across 22 states. She contributes to the development of company policy positions on key energy issues, including greenhouse gas emission reductions, growth of renewable energy penetration, and investment in electric grid infrastructure.
Prior to Avangrid, she served as senior vice president, Public and Regulatory Affairs with New York Power Authority (NYPA). Among many responsibilities to leverage her extensive regulatory experience to identify and capitalize on new business models and market opportunities, Harriman also led government and community affairs, including interface with local, state, and federal elected leaders and community stakeholders to further the policies and positions of the Power Authority across the NYPA network. She was the liaison with the NY Governor’s Office, interfacing on key initiatives including grid modernization, natural gas evolution, climate law and policy.
“Harriman’s experience in the energy industry strengthens the core competencies of our board, as we develop and execute strategies for green hydrogen in the global energy matrix. On behalf of Plug Power and our board of directors, I welcome Kim, and look forward to having her experience to help us build out the first nationwide green hydrogen network.”Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power.
“Plug Power is the global innovator in the green hydrogen energy space. There is no denying the tremendous potential for this energy solution. I look forward to influencing adoption globally.”Kim Harriman.
Harriman holds a J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University and a B.A. in Political Science from Siena College.