Doug Baston is the President of North Atlantic Energy Advisors (NAEA), a consulting firm that provides public policy analysis and support around issues of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and advises utilities, states, and public energy efficiency programs on energy efficiency and renewable energy program design and management. Before founding NAEA, Doug founded and directed a community-based energy efficiency organization on Cape Cod and managed energy efficiency programs for the Bonneville Power Administration in Oregon and Central Maine Power Company. He also led the design of the initial Business Program for Efficiency Maine and has served as a technical consultant to several non-governmental organizations. Doug has a BA and a JD from the University of Maine and has studied utility economics and regulatory policy at Portland (Oregon) State University and Lewis and Clark College. He is licensed before the Maine and Federal bars. In addition to Acadia Center, he serves on the Board of Directors of the New Buildings Institute, the Wiscasset and Quebec Railway, the Wiscasset Area Development Corporation, the Maine School of Science and Mathematics Foundation, and the Maine Association of Building Energy Professionals. Doug is also the Vice President of the Small Woodland Owners of Maine, has been the Chairman of the Alna Planning Board for 20 years, and serves as the Town’s Fence Viewer.
Current Term: September 2017 – September 2018