Lori Murphy Lee
Ms. Lee serves as PJM’s liaison to the District of Columbia, Delaware, Tennessee and West Virginia. In this role, she interacts with utility commissions, government agencies and legislative bodies regarding complex issues related to PJM’s operation of the electric grid and wholesale electricity markets.
Prior to joining PJM Ms. Lee was the President and CEO of LML Consulting, LLC, specializing in federal and state relations.
Before she established her consulting practice, Ms. Lee served as a Commissioner for the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia. During her tenure on the Commission, she oversaw the implementation of smart grid in the District and led the Commission’s consumer education efforts; she also advocated for and promoted the utilization of diverse businesses, increasing the number of green jobs and affordable renewable energy.
As a Commissioner, Ms. Lee readily established herself as a skilled policy maker with a recognized balance approach to issues and was tapped for several leadership positions in prominent national and regional organizations. Ms. Lee served on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Subcommittee on Education and Research for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
Ms. Lee was treasurer for the Organization of PJM States, Inc. and a Board member of the National Regulatory Research Institute.
Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Lee served as a senior attorney-advisor with the United States Department of Justice where she practiced appellate law for 12 years. Before joining the Federal Government she was an associate in private practice.
Ms. Lee received a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School. She is a member of the Bar of Maryland.
PJM Interconnection, founded in 1927, ensures the reliability of the high-voltage electric power system serving 61 million people in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. PJM coordinates and directs the operation of the region’s transmission grid, which includes over 81,000 miles of transmission lines; administers a competitive wholesale electricity market; and plans regional transmission expansion improvements to maintain grid reliability and relieve congestion. Visit PJM at www.pjm.com.