Ron Lukas is a seasoned veteran of the regulated and non-regulated energy market. With over 40 years experience in the energy industry, Ron is a highly respected energy executive and has been an integral voice in how the energy markets have been shaped. He continues to be very active in further developing the regulatory environment today. He continues to provide testimony for the benefit of Great Eastern Energy’s clients, and the industry in general in several regulatory matters. Ron began his career as a staff member of the New York Public Service Commission, where he learned to navigate the complex regulatory environment. Other high-level positions include executive responsibility at Brooklyn Union Gas—later KeySpan Energy—on both sides of the regulated and unregulated divisions of the business.
On the regulated side, Ron’s role included Regulatory Strategy and Relations and Supply Procurement and Planning for KeySpan’s gas LDCs. On the unregulated side these included responsibility for the company’s Electric Wholesale Trading business and the electric and gas Retail Commodity businesses. He also ran the Ravenwood electric plant for several years, giving him extensive knowledge of both wholesale and retail forces in the power business.
Ron earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering at City College of New York. As a born and bred New Yorker, he has always taken an active role in industry and community groups. He has received many awards and acknowledgments for his dedication and efforts in shaping the energy environment in New York. He headed the residential and commercial demand task group for the 2003 National Petroleum Council report, has been a Policy Co-Chair of Gas / Electric issues for the National Energy Marketers Association, has served as Chairman of the AGA C&I Market Research Committee, as well as the New York State Rate Group, and has also served as a Trustee and Secretary on the Board of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.