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 Managers

Energy Division Director - Edward Randolph
Deputy Director - Simon Baker, seb@cpuc.ca.gov
Deputy Director - Pete Skala, ska@cpuc.ca.gov

Demand-Side Management Group

Demand Response, Customer Generation, and Retail Rates Branch, Bruce Kaneshiro, bsk@cpuc.ca.gov  

  • Building Decarbonization and Renewable Gas, Nick Zanjani, nkz@cpuc.ca.gov
  • Customer Generation Programs, including Self Generation Incentive Program and California Solar Initiative, Tory Francisco, tnf@cpuc.ca.gov 
  • Demand Response, Aloke Gupta, ag2@cpuc.ca.gov  
  • Interconnection and Reliability, Justin Regnier, jr7@cpuc.ca.gov
  • Retail Rates, Paul Phillips, psp@cpuc.ca.gov

Energy Efficiency Group

Emering Trends (formerly MEEPs), Procurement and Portfolio Management (formerly Residential Programs and Portfolio Approval), Evaluation Analytics (formerly Commercial Programs and Program Evaluation), Planning and Forecasting (formerly Industrial/Agricultural Programs and Portfolio), Jennifer Kalafut, jmk@cpuc.ca.gov 

Utility Planning and Oversight Group

Market Structure, Electric Cost and Natural Gas Branch, Dorothy Duda, dot@cpuc.ca.gov  


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

CEQA and Energy Permitting:  Water, Gas, and Energy, Generation and Transmission Planning (including Long-Term Procurement issues)  

  • Generation and Transmission Planning (including Integrated Resource Planning), Nathan Barcic, nb1@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 
  • Resiliency and Microgrids, Forest Kaser, fk1@cpuc.ca.gov  
  • Infrastructure, Planning and Permitting Energy, Christine Root, christine.root@cpuc.ca.gov


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

  • Energy Resource Modeling, Donald Brooks, dbr@cpuc.ca.gov  
  • Climate and Equity Initiatives (including Climate Change, CHP), Amy Mesrobian, ak1@cpuc.ca.gov  
  • Renewables Portfolio Standard, Cheryl Lee, cnl@cpuc.ca.gov 
  • Resource Adequacy and Procurement Oversight, Michele Kito, mk1@cpuc.ca.gov  

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