R. Scott Potter

Senior Energy Advisor
Office of Energy and Environment

Energy Research Specialist
College of Engineering

Scott Potter joined Ohio State in 2003 and has more than 20 years of private and public sector utility experience, with expertise in energy markets, policymaking, energy supply arrangements, energy demand-response programs and regulatory frameworks.

Prior to joining OEE, Scott served as Senior Energy Researcher at the National Regulatory Research Institute, as well as Director of Utilities at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). During his eight years and many roles at the PUCO, he was responsible for the development of electric, gas, water and telecommunications policy recommendations.

Scott holds master’s degrees in telecommunication systems and law from the University of Southern California and Annenberg School of Communications as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in common carrier communications systems from The Ohio State University.