The newly established governing board of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust (MRET) has selected Carter Wall as executive director.
MRET, created by the Electricity Restructuring Act of 1997, is charged with promoting the development of renewable energy capacity and usage in Massachusetts.
‘Carter Wall is an experienced manager in public, private and nonprofit entities, with considerable expertise in energy matters,’ says Philip Giudice, commissioner of the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and chairman of the governing board. ‘I have no doubt she will bring vigorous leadership to the trust as it leads the way toward a clean energy future for the commonwealth.’
Wall comes to MRET Power Options Inc., a consortium that provides energy procurement and related services to more than 500 nonprofit and government organizations under the auspices of the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority, a quasi-public organization.
Wall has directed and managed large-scale infrastructure planning, financing and permitting as a consultant, and worked in investment banking with Merrill Lynch's Global Power and Utility Investment Banking Group. She has a degree in biological sciences from Bryn Mawr College and a masters degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
In its first meeting, the MRET governing board also approved its bylaws, received a briefing on a DOER consultant report describing the potential for renewable energy development in Massachusetts and was given an initial briefing on the five-year plan it will approve to direct MRET's activities going forward.
SOURCE: Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust