Richard Caperton

Director, National Policy and Partnerships


Speaking At:
Climate Change Energy Outlook: Solutions from the Ground Up
18 June 2014 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: 147A
Topic: Climate Change

Richard W. Caperton is the Director of National Policy and Partnerships at Opower. Caperton leads the company’s engagement with all branches of the federal government, including Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Prior to joining Opower, Caperton was the Managing Director for Energy at the Center for American Progress, where he worked on energy tax and finance and electric utility issues.  He has also worked in government relations at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and served as a policy fellow at the Alliance for Climate Protection.

Caperton has testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives and is regularly quoted in the press on these issues.

Caperton is a native of rural America, growing up in Virginia and Missouri. He received his M.B.A. from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a B.A. in politics from Pomona College.