Getting Better All the Time: How Our Communities Will Benefit from the Energy Revolution

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pic_lunderville_neale150x180Neale Lunderville

Burlington Electric Department

Over the course of his public sector career, Neale Lunderville has demonstrated a commitment to put the people of Vermont at the center of his work. As the State’s Irene Recovery Officer under Governor Peter Shumlin, Lunderville brought state government together with the public to rebuild quickly and efficiently, while also employing new innovations to protect the state from future flooding. Prior to his work on Irene recovery, Neale served at Vermont’s Secretary of Transportation for Governor Jim Douglas where he developed a led an initiative to prioritize the repair and replacement of roads, bridges, and culverts that had long been deferred. As Vermont’s Secretary of Administration during the Great Recession, Neale was responsible for securing and deploying hundreds of millions of dollars in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars to support Vermonters in need to mitigate the impacts of the economic downturn.

Today, Neale manages the Electric Department in Burlington, VT — the first city in America to source 100% of its power from renewable energy sources. Neale is leading Burlington Electric through a revolution in the energy industry where the center of gravity is shifting from large scale transmission and generation, to customer-focused energy services powered by small-scale renewables.

 

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Getting Better All the Time: How Our Communities Will Benefit from the Energy Revolution

The energy industry is evolving from large scale transmission and generation to customer-focused energy services powered by small-scale renewables. This seismic shift will put customers at the heart of the industry and will improve the health and well-being of our communities.