An expert in energy, environment and climate change public policy, as well as electric, natural gas, and telecommunications utility regulation, Edward Garvey offers strategic and governmental relations consulting to select WeberJohnson Public Affairs clients on complex and diverse issues ranging from power grid/transmission to climate change; from rate case advice to environmental compliance; and from carbon footprint analysis to renewable project management.
As the Director of Governor Tim Pawlenty’s Office of Energy Security and Deputy Commissioner of Commerce in Minnesota, Edward led Minnesota’s policy development in the areas of energy, climate policy and telecommunications. Edward helped draft the November 2007 Midwestern Governors Association climate accord and energy platform and assisted Governor Pawlenty on his Securing a Clean Energy Future Initiative as chair of the National Governors Association.
Prior to his service to Governor Pawlenty, Edward was chairman of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and Director of the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance.
Edward obtained a BA from the University of MN, a JD from the University of MN Law School and MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
Edward served as the legislative assistant for energy and the environment for former US Senator Dave Durenberger in Washington, D.C. After a three year stint practicing law at the large Minneapolis law firm Gray Plant Mooty, Edward went back to work for Senator Durenberger in his Minnesota office to handle health care issues.
Our state advisors include former regulators and other experts in grid modernization who monitor state activities and identify policy and project opportunities for the Initiative.