Tom Stanton officially retired at the end of June 2022, when the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) closed permanently. Tom had been Principal Researcher, Energy and Environment, at NRRI since fall 2010. NRRI, until its closure provided regulatory policy research and educational services for agencies responsible for public utility regulation in the 50 states and U.S. territories. Mr. Stanton specialized in policy research for distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, renewable energy, grid modernization, and climate change.
A life-long resident of Michigan, Tom previously worked for Michigan state government for over 32 years, including 10 years at the State Energy Office followed by over 22 years as a member of the Michigan Public Service Commission Staff.
Mr. Stanton has been an instructor in both in-person and internet-based NRRI training events and related workshops or conferences in over a dozen states and multiple countries.
Mr. Stanton earned a B.A. in Communications and M.A. in Journalism, both from Michigan State University, and an M.S. in Public Administration from Western Michigan University.