Energy efficiency and renewable energy company Ameresco Inc. has appointed Judith Judson to the role of vice president – distributed energy systems, effective in January.
She joins Ameresco from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (MassDOER), where she has served as commissioner since 2015.
“Judith is a long-time clean energy advocate and leader with a proven track record for driving sustained growth in the energy markets,” says Michael T. Bakas, EVP of distributed energy systems at Ameresco. “Her wealth of knowledge and expertise, that stems from her passion for our industry and the environment, will be a great resource for our customers, not just in Massachusetts, but across the country.”
At MassDOER, Judson oversaw a 70-person team responsible for shaping state energy policies and implementing innovative solutions to help the commonwealth reach its clean energy goals. Under her leadership, MassDOER launched the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program, aimed at doubling the amount of distributed solar in the commonwealth. Judson is also credited with the launch of a $20 million energy storage initiative in 2015, which in four years grew storage development in Massachusetts from 1 MWh of storage capacity to over 700 MWh.
In her new role, Judson will utilize her breadth of experience to help clients navigate the dynamic and volatile energy markets. Judson will be responsible for recognizing opportunities to leverage advanced energy technologies for clients to mitigate their risk while capturing and monetizing opportunities.
Judson had also previously she served as the chairman of the Massachusetts Public Utilities Commission.