Kimberly A. Harriman

Kimberly A. Harriman

Kimberly A. Harriman

SVP Public & Regulatory Affairs

Kimberly A. Harriman is the Senior Vice President of Public & Regulatory Affairs at the New York Power Authority. She is responsible for Community & Government Relations, Environmental Justice & Sustainability, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, and Market Issues. Kimberly also served as Chairperson for the Canal Management Committee, effectuating an organizational integration of over 400 employees and 500 plus miles of assets.

In addition to her many responsibilities at NYPA, Kimberly is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the National Hydropower Association (NHA), a nonprofit national association dedicated to promoting the growth of clean, affordable U.S. hydropower.

Kimberly has worked in the energy field for over 15 years, both in government and in private practice, representing the public and clients on a range of energy-related issues. She came to NYPA from the Department of Public Service where she served as General Counsel responsible for an in-house legal team that represented the Department and Public Service Commission in State and federal regulatory and civil court proceedings regarding regulation of the electric, gas, steam, water, telecommunications, and cable industries.

Before assuming the General Counsel role, she served in roles of increasing responsibility within the Department of Public Service, including as an Assistant Counsel on major rate and siting cases, prudence proceedings, and major policy cases. In addition, Kimberly served as an Administrative Law Judge presiding in major utility rate cases and other proceedings involving regulated utilities.

Kimberly also served in Governor Patterson’s administration as an Assistant Secretary for Energy where she assisted in the development of State and federal policy on a variety of energy issues affecting New York, including on-bill financing and energy-based economic development programs. She has worked for Albany-based law firms, where she represented developers and owners of electric generation and transmission, as well as large industrial and governmental clients.

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts from Siena College and her law degree from Albany Law School. She was selected as one of Diversity Journal’s “Woman Worth Watching in 2017”. She resides in the Albany area with her husband Wes and their children Emma, Nathan, and Abigail.