Staff Biography for Justin Brant

Justin Brant is a Senior Associate in the Utility Program with the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, where he works with utilities and consumer groups to advance energy efficiency in SWEEP’s six-state region. His work also includes appearing before public utility commissions and state legislatures, and collaborating with utilities and other stakeholders.

Before joining SWEEP, he worked at The Cadmus Group, a nationwide energy and environmental consulting firm. At Cadmus, he advised Fortune 500 companies, state and local governments, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on policies and programs that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as encouraging energy efficiency and renewable energy use.

Earlier, Justin was Assistant Director of the Electric Power Division at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU). There, he developed policies and oversaw implementation of Massachusetts’ cutting-edge energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. He also played a lead role in developing state policies to modernize the electric grid, to promote development of electric-vehicle charging stations, and to move consumers to time-of-use electric rates.

Justin graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in biology. He also holds an M.S. in Soil Science from Oregon State University, where he studied the effects of climate change on forest productivity.

During his free time he likes to ski, hike, and ride his many bicycles.