AVANGRID Appoints Puneet Verma to Lead Federal Government Affairs

AVANGRID, a company that owns eight gas and electric companies, announced the appointment of Puneet Verma to the role of Vice President, Federal Government Affairs. Verma will lead federal advocacy efforts on behalf of AVANGRID’s full suite of businesses including Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. 

“Puneet’s experience, reputation and acumen in the energy sector and his deep relationships with multiple stakeholders in Washington, make him a great addition to lead AVANGRID’s Federal Government Affairs team,” said AVANGRID Chief Executive Officer, Dennis Arriola. “As we continue to grow our business, particularly in offshore wind, Puneet’s strategic leadership will be an important part of helping us realize our goal of being the clean energy leader.” 

Verma will lead the government relations team representing the company on Federal regulatory and legislative issues and will be based in Washington, D.C.  

“This is an exciting time for the energy sector, and joining AVANGRID as it positions itself to be the clean energy leader is a very exciting opportunity to make a real impact,” said Verma.” 

Prior to joining AVANGRID, Verma served as Manager for Federal Government Affairs for Chevron. Before that, he held other leadership roles with Chevron relating to international operations, legislative and regulatory analysis and the company’s renewable technologies ventures. He also held business development and engineering roles with Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Potomac Electric Power Company.  

Verma has served as Chair of the American Petroleum Institute’s Environmental Advocacy Strategy Committee and Co-Chair of the Future Transportation and Fuels Subcommittee for the National Petroleum Council, an advisory committee to the Secretary of Energy. 

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