About the CPUC Energy Division

Description of Energy Division

The CPUC's Energy Division develops and administers energy policy and program to serve the public interest, advise the Commission, and ensure compliance with the Commission decisions and statutory mandates. The Energy Division provides objective and expert analyses that promote reliable, safe and environmentally sound energy services at lowest reasonable rates for the people of California.

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Contact Us

Lead Staff

Energy Division Director - Edward Randolph
Deputy Director - Cynthia Walker, ciw@cpuc.ca.gov
Deputy Director - Pete Skala, ska@cpuc.ca.gov

Demand-Side Management Group

Demand Response, Customer Generation, and Retail Rates Branch, Simon Baker, seb@cpuc.ca.gov

  • Retail Rates, Paul Phillips, psp@cpuc.ca.gov
  • Demand Response, Bruce Kaneshiro, bsk@cpuc.ca.gov  
  • Customer Generation Programs, including Self Generation Incentive Program and California Solar Initiative, Sara Kamins, smk@cpuc.ca.gov or Customer Generation staff

Energy Efficiency Group

MEEPs, Residential Programs and Portfolio Approval, Commercial Programs and Program Evaluation, Industrial/Agricultural Programs and Portfolio, Robert Strauss, rls@cpuc.ca.gov 

  • Industrial/Agricultural Programs and Portfolio Forecasting, Katie Wukw1@cpuc.ca.gov 
  • Residential Programs and Portfolio Approval, Hazlyn Fortune, hcf@cpuc.ca.gov or call our Energy Efficiency Hotline at 415-703-2776
  • Commercial Programs and Portfolio Evaluation Oversight, Carmen Best, cbe@cpuc.ca.gov
  • Metered Energy Efficiency and Emerging Programs, Hal Kane, hk1@cpuc.ca.gov

Utility Planning and Oversight Group

Market Structure, Electric Cost and Natural Gas Branch, Gurbux Kahlon, gkk@cpuc.ca.gov  

 

 Infrastructure Planning and Permitting Branch - Molly Sterkel, mts@cpuc.ca.gov 

  • Generation and Transmission Planning (including Long-Term Procurement issues), Paul Douglas, psd@cpuc.ca.gov   
  • Grid Planning and Reliability, (including Smart Grid), Gabriel Petlin, gp1@cpuc.ca.gov  
  • Infrastructure Planning &  CEQA (including Environmental Review), Mary Jo Borak, bor@cpuc.ca.gov
  • CEQA and Energy Permitting:  Water, Gas, and Energy, Lonn Maier, lm4@cpuc.ca.gov

 

Procurement Strategy and Oversight Branch - Judith Ikle, jci@cpuc.ca.gov 

  • Renewables Portfolio Standard, Cheryl Lee, cnl@cpuc.ca.gov or other RPS team
  • Emerging Procurement Strategies (including Climate Change, CHP, Electric Vehicles), Melicia Charles, mvc@cpuc.ca.gov 
  • Resource Adequacy and Procurement Oversight, Michele Kito, mk1@cpuc.ca.gov
  • Energy Resource Modeling, Donald Brooks, dbr@cpuc.ca.gov