WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2016) – R Street is pleased to announce the addition of Devin Hartman as electricity policy manager and senior fellow.

In his new role, Hartman will conduct research on policies to promote competitive electricity markets, sensible rate designs, effective environmental policies and efficient energy research and development.

“R Street is different in that it leans on subject matter experts to develop sound policy positions, as opposed to the pre-determined top-driven positions that some other groups take,” said Hartman. “R Street lets evidence drive policy research and is not afraid to take bold, even unpopular positions. I’m thrilled to join such a team.”

Before joining R Street, Hartman worked at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where he conducted economic analysis of wholesale electricity markets. Before FERC, he worked at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, where he spearheaded the initiative to modernize Indiana’s electric-resource planning rule. He led research on risk and uncertainty management, as well as advanced technologies, including electric vehicles, carbon capture and storage, energy storage and distributed generation.

“Devin has a fantastic depth and breadth of knowledge on energy markets,” said R Street President Eli Lehrer. “As we expand our work in this area, we couldn’t have anyone better than Devin leading the way.”

Hartman served as a fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has advised issue-based campaigns for various energy and environmental nonprofit organizations.

Devin is a graduate of Iowa State University with a triple major in economics, political science and environmental studies. He received a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Science in environmental science at Indiana University.

“It’s important, now more than ever, to make responsible decisions for our environment,” said Hartman. “We can’t subsidize and mandate our way to a clean-energy future. Public policy should ensure competitive markets have the right signals, then government should get out of the way.”