Asa Hopkins Named Vermont Director of Energy Policy and Planning

The Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS) has named Asa S. Hopkins (MS '07, PhD '09), as the new Director of Energy Policy and Planning. Dr. Hopkins will lead the Department’s policy and planning division, which serves as Vermont’s State Energy Office. In conjunction with the Commissioner of Public Service, the Governor’s office, the Legislature, and other energy stakeholders, Dr. Hopkins will develop and implement statewide energy policy, including energy efficiency and demand resource management programs, renewable energy policy, and electric utility planning.