Robb Named Chair of United Nations Cleaner Electricity Systems’ Group of Experts

ATLANTA – Jim Robb has been named chair of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems (CES), which is part of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The UNECE includes the United States and Canada, and the U.S. Department of State advanced Robb’s candidacy. The two-year term provides a forum for intergovernmental dialogue on investment and regulation for the promotion of cleaner electricity production. Prior to Robb’s appointment, Barry Worthington, the late executive director of the United States Energy Association, chaired the CES. 

Recent areas of work for the group include:

  • Regulatory and policy dialogue
  • Sharing best practices in the field of cleaner electricity production
  • Carbon capture and storage, as well as carbon utilization
  • Advanced technologies for power generation
  • Evaluation of efficiency enhancing measures for power plants

“Like NERC, the Group of Experts focuses on the technical issues surrounding the transition to a cleaner energy system and seeks to inform the policy positions taken by member states. I am very excited to take on this challenge, honored to succeed Barry Worthington, and look forward to contributing to critical policy dialogue on a broader international stage.”

As the CES chair, Robb will also serve as ex-officio vice chair of the UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy.

Posted On: 12/02/2020