Professor Michael Dworkin Named to VELCO Board
October 26, 2012
Vermont Law School Professor Michael Dworkin recently was selected by the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity's (VLITE) as one of three people to sit on the Vermont Electric Power Co. (VELCO) board.
As part of the merger earlier this year of the utilities Green Mountain Power and Central Vermont Public Service, state officials agreed to establish VLITE, a nonprofit public benefit corporation. Its main function is to choose three directors for the VELCO board and decide how to use dividends from its 38 percent ownership of VELCO stock to create projects that align with the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan. The VLITE board represents the public's interest on the board, which oversees the maintenance of Vermont's transmission grid.
Dworkin founded VLS's Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) and is the former chair of the Vermont Public Service Board, a quasi-judicial body that oversees state utilities, as well as a former environmental litigator and small businessman. He received his BA degree, summa cum laude, from Middlebury College in 1975 and his JD degree, cum laude, from the Harvard Law School in 1978.
The IEE offers an advanced curriculum on energy and regulatory law, provides forums and conferences for professional education and issue development, publishes on environmental and energy issues and serves as a center for commissioned research on these topics.