Scott Potter

Senior Director, Comprehensive Energy Management, The Ohio State University


As senior director of comprehensive energy management, Scott has primary responsibility for the oversight of the Ohio State University Energy Partnership agreement. He serves as the university liaison to Ohio State Energy Partners, as well as chairing the Energy Advisory Committee. Beyond the concession agreement, Scott’s role is to help ensure that the enterprise-wide energy profile is as efficient and affordable as possible, while also sustainably meeting the university’s operational needs. This includes oversight of Ohio State energy procurement strategies and transactions.

Scott has more than 28 years of public and private sector utility experience with expertise in power purchase agreements, building energy efficiency, utility M&A, demand-response and utility regulation. Scott came to Ohio State in 2003 and was initially engaged in energy research at the National Regulatory Research Institute housed in Ohio State’s College of Engineering. At that time, he was detailed to Battelle Memorial Institute, to provided energy services consultation to the U.S. armed forces. Prior to joining Ohio State, Scott was director of utilities at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Scott is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the University of Southern California. He currently serves as the President and a trustee for the Ohio Energy Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to energy and leadership education for Ohio’s K-12 students and teachers.