Kimberly Harriman joined New York Power Authority in July 2016, as Senior Vice President of Public and Regulatory Affairs. In her role, she oversees community and government relations, corporate communications, and environmental justice and sustainability. In addition, she has oversight responsibility for the executive office and is a member of the Executive Management Committee.
Kimberly has worked in the energy field for over 15 years, both in government and in private practice, representing the public and clients on a range of energy-related issues. She came to NYPA from the Department of Public Service where she served as General Counsel. In that role she was responsible for an in-house legal team that represented the Department and Public Service Commission in state and federal regulatory and civil court proceedings regarding regulation of the electric, gas, steam, water, telecommunications, and cable industries.
Before assuming the General Counsel role, she served in roles of increasing responsibility within the Department of Public Service, including as an Assistant Counsel on major rate and siting cases, prudence proceedings, and major policy cases. In addition, Kimberly served as an Administrative Law Judge presiding in major utility rate cases and other proceedings involving regulated utilities.
Kimberly also served in Governor David Patterson’s administration as an Assistant Secretary for Energy where she assisted in the development of state and federal policy on a variety of energy issues affecting New York, including on-bill financing and energy-based economic development programs. She has worked for Albany-based law firms, where she represented developers and owners of electric generation and transmission, as well as large industrial and governmental clients.
Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts from Siena College and her law degree from Albany Law School. She is on the board of directors for Women in Communications and Energy. She resides in the Albany area with her husband, Wes, and their children, Emma, Nathan, and Abigail.