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.

The Energy Division provides technical support to the Commissioners and their offices, and the Administrative Law Judges. The Energy Division drafts resolutions for formal consideration by the Commission. Resolutions generally result from informal utility requests called Advice Letters, which are submitted by utilities to request rate and tariff adjustments.

The Energy Division through its Federal Policy and Ratemaking Section represents the Commission in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and court proceedings.

The Energy Division assists the Commission in its regulation of four types of Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs): Electric, Natural Gas, Steam and Petroleum Pipeline Companies. Commission-approved tariffs (official rates and terms of service) for these four types of IOUs are maintained by the Energy Division.

See the Energy Division Functional Organizational Chart and Energy Division's Personnel Organizational Chart  

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Lead Staff

Leuwam Tesfai, Deputy Executive Director for Energy and Climate Policy

Office of Distributed Energy Resources, Natural Gas & Retail Energy Rates

Office of Electricity Supply, Planning and Cost

 

Office of Distributed Energy Resources, Natural Gas, and Retail Energy Rates 

Energy Efficiency and Transportation Electrification Branch, Jennifer Kalafutjmk@cpuc.ca.gov

Building Decarbonization & Gas Policy Branch, Bruce Kaneshirobsk@cpuc.ca.gov

  • Building Decarb & Renewable Gas Section, Nick Zanjaninkz@cpuc.ca.gov
  • Natural Gas Policy and Reliability, Jean Spencerjs5@cpuc.ca.gov
  • Gas & Oil Pipeline Costs and Rates Section,  Elizabeth La Courelc@cpuc.ca.gov

Electric Rates, Customer Generation & Demand Response Branch, Dan Buch, db1@cpuc.ca.gov

Distribution Planning Branch, Matthew Coldwell

  • Interconnection & Distribution Engineering Section, Justin Regnierjr7@cpuc.ca.gov
  • Grid Planning, Energy Storage & Non-Wires Alternatives Section, Gabriel Petlingp1@cpuc.ca.gov  
  • Grid Resiliency & Microgrids Section,  Jessica Tse, jt8@cpuc.ca.gov

 

Office of Electricity Supply, Planning, and Costs

Electric Costs & Retail Choice Branch, Dorothy Duda, dot@cpuc.ca.gov        

Electric Planning & Market Design Branch, Michele Kito, mk1@cpuc.ca.gov (interim)

CEQA and FERC Branch, Elaine Sison-Lebrillaes1@cpuc.ca.gov

Climate Initiatives, Renewables & Administration Branch, Judith Iklejci@cpuc.ca.gov