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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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Rebecca Lee
Rebecca.Lee@cpuc.ca.gov

 

Related Area

Cyber-Security, Safety, Water, and Telecommunication

 

Education

B.A., Economics, UC Irvine

 

Experience

Rebecca Lee is a Senior Policy Analyst in PPD. Ms. Lee’s prior work experience includes managing legislative affairs for the CPUC’s Office of Ratepayer Advocates in Sacramento, where she analyzed legislation on energy, water, and telecommunications; and testified frequently before the State Legislature. Rebecca has also worked in Energy Division on key energy issues such as long-term procurement planning, advanced energy storage, and clean energy research and development. Rebecca currently serves as Vice Chair of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC) Citizens Advisory Committee, where she provides community based input to SFPUC Commissioners and management on the SFPUC’s municipal water, wastewater, and power enterprises.

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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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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 served on the Research Program Advisory Committee of the Energy Institute at Haas until the conclusion of that program. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Power Association of Northern California.

 

 

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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: 6/16/2015


 
 
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