Paul Roberti

Rhode Island Public Service Commission Commissioner

Paul J. Roberti was appointed to the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission on May 7, 2009 and received unanimous consent by the Senate on June 24, 2009. Prior to his appointment, Commissioner Roberti served for 17 years in the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, most recently as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Regulatory Unit. In that capacity, he was involved in hundreds of proceedings involving public utility, environmental and energy matters before federal and state agencies, including appellate proceedings before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the federal district courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Commissioner Roberti currently serves in various capacities within the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), including his current role as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety, where he leads the States' efforts to advance pipeline safety and infrastructure replacement in the gas industry. In 2013, he was appointed by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to the Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC), where he serves on the EAC's Subcommittee on Storage. He is a member of the Board of Directors of NARUC and the National Regulatory Research Institute. He also serves as Chairman of the Advisory Council for the New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities. Commissioner Roberti received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida Bar Associations. Commissioner Roberti resides in North Kingstown with his wife and three children.