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PPD Analysts

Nilgun Atamturk

Nilgun.atamturk@cpuc.ca.gov

 

Related Area

 

Economics & Policy Analysis

 

Education

 

M.S. in Agriculture and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

M.S. in Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

M.A. in Economics, York University, Canada

B.S. in Economics, Bilkent University, Turkey

 

Experience

 

Nilgun Atamturk is a senior policy analyst in PPD. Her interests include economic and policy matters pertaining to the electricity and natural gas industry.  Before joining PPD, Ms. Atamturk worked at former Commissioner Dian M. Grueneich's Office as a policy advisor focusing on energy efficiency, electric resource planning, natural gas, as well as water issues. She started her career in 2001 in the Energy Division of the CPUC, where she worked on numerous proceedings involving integrated resource planning, electric procurement, and natural gas matters.

 

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Manisha Lakhanpal

manisha.lakhanpal@cpuc.ca.gov

 

Related Area

 

Economics & Policy Analysis

 

Education

 

M.S. in Applied Economics with a focus on Electricity, Natural Gas and Telecom Industry, Illinois State University

 

Experience

 

Manisha Lakhanpal is a senior policy analyst in PPD.   At the CPUC Manisha has worked on Community Choice Aggregator Programs, Affiliate Transaction Rules, and wholesale market structure and design stakeholder initiatives at the California ISO.  She’s also worked as an analyst reviewing Transmission Cost Cap cases at the CPUC and represented California ratepayers in the transmission cost recovery cases before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
 
Previously, she has worked at State Utility Regulatory Commissions in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana where she worked on electric and natural gas matters before the Commission.

 

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April Mulqueen

April.mulqueen@cpuc.ca.gov

 

Related Area

 

Legal and Policy Analysis

 

Education

 

J.D., Boston University School of Law

B.A., Harvard University

 

Experience

 

April Mulqueen is a senior policy analyst specializing in legal and policy analysis related to the communications industry.  While employed with both the Massachusetts and California Commissions, Ms. Mulqueen has, inter alia: mediated disputes between communications providers; devised creative solutions to consumer protection crises; performed independent research and analysis; and conducted complex legal and technical analysis in the context of agency proceedings.  Ms. Mulqueen is personally and professionally fascinated to observe communications technologies catching up with science fiction, and is particularly interested in the interplay between rapidly evolving communications technologies and comparatively static regulatory consumer protection paradigms.

 

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Kristin Ralff-Douglas

Kristin.ralffdouglas@cpuc.ca.gov

 

Related Area

 

Climate Change Issues and Customer Engagement Approaches

 

Education

 

B.A., Political Science, Colby College

 

Experience

 

Kristin Ralff-Douglas is a senior policy analyst at the CPUC working on market-based solutions to climate change, including the development of a state and regional cap and trade program. Prior to joining the CPUC, Ms. Ralff-Douglas focused primarily on green building issues. As the first managing director of the U.S. Green Building Council, she directed the development and launch of the LEED Green Building Rating System, a voluntary standard for buildings that is being widely adopted in both private and public sectors across the country. She also served as the editor and publisher of the national magazine Environmental Design + Construction to accelerate technical transfer of green building technologies and strategies within the building industry.

 

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Devla Singh

Devla.singh@cpuc.ca.gov

 

Related Area

 

Green Jobs, Energy Efficiency and Economic and Workforce Development

 

Education

 

M.A, University of San Francisco, Organizational Development and Human Resources

B.A, University of California at Davis

 

Experience

 

Devla Singh is an experienced Policy Analyst with PPD. Ms. Singh has extensive knowledge of sector strategies, economic and workforce development, industry analysis, and program management.

 

Previously, Ms. Singh managed statewide sector initiatives to develop clean technology industries in: Alternative fuel and Vehicle Technologies; Energy Storage; Energy Efficiency; Water & Wastewater; Energy and Water Nexus; Renewables; SmartGrid; Green Building; and Healthcare/IT.

 

She also spent many years as an advisor and consultant on economic and workforce development, as well as market analysis.

 

Stephen St Marie

Stephen.St.Marie@cpuc.ca.gov

 

 

Related Area

Economics, Regulation, and Policy Analysis

 

 

Education

Ph.D., Economics, The George Washington University

Relevant Fields: Industrial Organization, Public Finance

M.A, Economics, The George Washington University

B.A., Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Magna Cum Laude

 

 

Experience

Mr. St. Marie has served as a Policy and Planning Advisor to Commissioners Catherine J. K. Sandoval and John A. Bohn, and was Chief of Staff for Commissioner Bohn. In both offices he focused primarily on regulation of energy services and water service. He joined the CPUC in 2003 and served initially in the Energy Division.

 

Previously, Mr. St. Marie had a career as a consulting economist. He was associated with NERA and Navigant Consulting, and he also worked as an independent practitioner. Earlier he served as Manager of Marketing Statistics at the Aluminum Association, a trade association of Aluminum-related businesses. Mr. St. Marie began his career as an Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, DC.

 

Mr. St. Marie serves on the Research Program Advisory Committee of the Energy Institute at Haas, and on the Board of Directors of the Power Association of Northern California.

 

 

Chris Villarreal

Christopher.villarreal@cpuc.ca.gov

Related Area

Grid Modernization, Market Structures, Privacy and Cyber-Security

Education

 

BA, History, Baylor University

 

Experience

 

Chris Villarreal is a Senior Regulatory Analyst in PPD. He joined the CPUC in 2006, and has been involved in a number of issues including demand response, dynamic pricing, energy storage, and Smart Grid. Since 2008, he has been actively involved in the CPUC's Smart Grid proceeding, including data access, cyber-security, and privacy issues.  Prior to joining the CPUC, he was a paralegal in Washington, D.C., primarily focused on energy matters before FERC.

 

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Richard White

Richard.White@cpuc.ca.gov

 

Related Area

 

Energy-Water Nexus, Grid Planning and Optimization, Grid Reliability and Safety

 

Education

 

BA, Physics, Hampshire College

M.S., Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research, Stanford University

 

Experience

 

Mr. White is a Senior Policy Analyst in PPD. His interests are in economic valuation, systems modeling, and policy development. Prior to joining the CPUC, Mr. White was a Mathematician at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Principal Research Associate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

 

  

Last Modified: 8/25/2014


 
 
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