Collaborations & Partnerships

GTI Energy has more than two decades of experience creating platforms for collaboration to help customers de-risk experimentation with technologies or operational practices and learn from others. We convene partners with deep knowledge and experience to engineer disruptive innovations and then find the solutions they need to deploy and scale that innovation in the market. GTI Energy is proud to lead 10 collaboratives involving hundreds of key stakeholders across several sectors of the energy industry. These collaboratives offer a venue for utilities, technology developers, systems operators, and more to create meaningful impact by leveraging their investments in R&D.

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Provides centralized resources that enable the natural gas industry to understand the presence, measurement, and potential impacts of methane in the atmosphere, highlighting the interconnected role of natural gas production, delivery, and use.

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Enables utilities to meet energy efficiency goals with less risk and more certainty by accelerating the commercialization and adoption of energy efficient technologies.

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Builds a foundation of sound, science-based information on hydrogen emissions and their potential atmospheric and climate impacts.

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Accelerates development, demonstration, and deployment of hydrogen and other low-carbon energy technologies and fuels at scale.

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Tests and maps practical opportunities for integrating low-carbon solutions within the existing natural gas infrastructure to transition to a net-zero economy.


Advances transparency and credibility of measuring hydrogen’s carbon intensity to drive harmony in the marketplace and reduce carbon emissions.

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Improves safety, reliability, and operational efficiency of gas systems through innovative R&D projects.

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Accelerates the deployment of safe and cost-effective long-term storage of hydrogen as a viable energy transition solution by combining scientific expertise, market insights, and field experience to address the issue.

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Maximizes the environmental performance, affordability, efficiency, and safety of gas and renewable energy systems and processes through innovative R&D projects.

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Enables countries and companies with methane reduction targets to report reductions in a consistent, transparent, and verifiable way to help reduce economy-wide global methane emissions.

Creating Impact through Strong Partnerships

GTI Energy has an extensive matrix of partners, investors and clients that encompasses more than 200 organizations. We have a proud legacy of successful projects developed in partnership with:


GTI Energy works closely with a number of organizations that figure prominently in the energy industry. Highlights include:

GTI Energy Public Interest Advisory Committee (PIAC)

PIAC provides guidance to GTI Energy through interaction with GTI Energy executive and senior staff on public interest issues and long-term trends that may potentially have impact on GTI Energy, the utility Industry, and the energy and natural gas consumer. PIAC is made up of public utility commissioners, consumer advocates, and environmental, economic, and university-based experts.

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Public Utility Commissioner Membership

  • The Honorable Kristie Fiegen, Chair, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PIAC Chairman)
  • The Honorable Jim Huston, Chair, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (PIAC Vice-Chair)
  • The Honorable Michael Caron, Commissioner, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority & President of NARUC
  • The Honorable John Coleman, Jr., Commissioner, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • The Honorable Bob Anthony, Vice-Chairman, Oklahoma Corporation Commission
  • The Honorable Valerie Means, Commissioner, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
  • The Honorable Gabriella Passidomo, Commissioner, Florida Public Service Commission
  • The Honorable Scott Rupp, Chair, Missouri Public Service Commission
  • The Honorable Tricia Pridemore, Chair, Georgia Public Service Commission
  • The Honorable Lawrence Friedeman, Commissioner, Ohio Public Utilities Commission
  • The Honorable Doug Scott, Chair, Illinois Commerce Commission
  • The Honorable Dr. Zenon Christodoulou, Commissioner, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Public Utility Commissioner Staff Membership

  • Mr. Andreas Thanos, Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Gas, NARUC, Policy Specialist, Gas Division, Department of Public Utilities, Massachusetts
  • Mr. Paul Roberti, Chief Economic & Policy Analyst, Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers

Consumer Advocate Membership

  • Blaise Michna, Public Utilities Engineer II, Natural Gas Section, Public Staff – North Carolina Utilities Commission

Academic/Technical Membership

  • Dr. Carl Blumstein, Director, California Institute for Energy and Environment
  • Mr. Steven Nadel, Executive Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Economist Membership

  • Dr. Larry Blank, Professor of Economics & Associate Director of the Center for Public Utilities, New Mexico State University

Federal/State R&D Agency Membership

  • Mr. Christopher Freitas, Sr. Program Manager, Natural Gas Infrastructure R&D, U.S. Department of Energy

Environmental Membership

  • Ms. Shannon Angielski, President, Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition
  • Ms. Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
  • Mr. Howard A. Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law and Policy Center

Municipal Membership

  • Mr. Braxton Williams, Senior Vice President, Gas Division, Jackson Energy Authority/APGA

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