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Raya Salter

Raya Salter

Attorney at Law

Licensed in
Fordham University
School of Law
Raya Salter is the principal attorney with Imagine Power, LLC, a practice focusing on clean energy advocacy with a focus on climate and energy justice. Raya was a Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council where she focused on the development of new utility business models. Before joining NRDC, Raya was a regulatory attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund, where she worked to engage utilities, regulators, policy makers, and opinion leaders to foster clean and renewable grid modernization. Prior to becoming an environmental advocate, Raya worked as a regulatory attorney at the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf in New York City,… read more representing energy industry participants.

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Imagine Power LLC


Sep 2015 - Present

Experience facilitating and negotiating regional agreements and RPS goals with utilities, governments and other stakeholders. Experience developing and implementing regulatory structures to facilitate the integration of clean and renewable energy onto the electric grid. Specialist in community education and consumer engagement on energy and utility matters.

Sep 2015 - Present

Fordham University School of Law

Adjunct Professor

Sep 2014 - Present

Teach courses on domestic and international energy regulation and environmental law.

Sep 2014 - Present

The National Resources Defense Council

Senior Attorney

Jan 2014 - Sep 2015

Developed US state and federal energy regulatory law and policy frameworks to promote clean and renewable energy integration onto the electric grid with a focus on "utility business models. Represented NRDC in New York's "Reforming the Energy Vision" proceeding before the New York Public Service Commission. Successfully advocated for the establishment of new environmental justice rules.

Jan 2014 - Sep 2015

The Environmental Defense Fund

Regulatory Attorney

Jul 2012 - Jan 2014

Advised EDF's development of electric sector policy designed to drive transformative change the U.S. electric system. Advised EDF in the planning and initial operation of a $40 million dollar implementation grant in 4 states. Represented EDF in California's dynamic rate design docket before the California Public UtilitiesCommission; secured adoption of EDF's preferred residential rate design.

Jul 2012 - Jan 2014

Con Edison Company of New York

Energy Regulatory Associate on Secondment from Dewey & LeBoeuf

Dec 2011 - Jun 2012

Provided regulatory advice on state and federal matters to New York's largest utility located in New York City. Achieved a positive decision from New York regulators preventing a generator from leaving the blackstart program.

Dec 2011 - Jun 2012

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

Energy Regulatory Associate

Aug 2008 - Jun 2012

Advised on energy project and transactions, with a focus on regulatory approvals and compliance. Drafted, reviewed and negotiated corporate documents. Advised energy industry participants in matters relating to regulation by state public utility commissions, including rate cases, financing applications, permitting, jurisdictional issues and energy efficiency portfolio measures.

Aug 2008 - Jun 2012

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