International Cooperation

California has a long history of effectively balancing environmental protection with an affordable, safe and reliable supply of energy. This success is due to California’s pioneering and innovative energy policies. The California Energy Commission, the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency, is at the forefront of these policies. To share its successes and learn from others, the Energy Commission is committed to cooperating with other countries and jurisdictions interested in addressing complex energy issues and creating a clean energy future.

International Delegations

The Energy Commission welcomes all visitors interested in learning about California’s energy policies. Delegation visits include government agencies, universities and private companies.

Please contact Vince Vicari, International Visitor Coordinator, at (916) 654-4881 or vince.vicari@energy.ca.gov to schedule a visit. A minimum of 14 day advance notice of your visit is requested in order to schedule meetings with subject matter experts at the Energy Commission.

More details can be found in the international delegation checklist.

To discuss other energy and environmental policy related matters with state officials, please contact the following individuals:

California Independent Systems Operator
Dennis Peters, External Affairs - dpeters@caiso.com

California Air Resources Board
Margaret Minnick, International Liaison - margaret.minnick@arb.ca.gov

California Environmental Protection Agency
Heather Hickerson, Border and Intergovernmental Relations - Heather.Hickerson@calepa.ca.gov

California Public Utilities Commission
Marzia Zafar, Director, Policy and Planning Division - marzia.zafar@cpuc.ca.gov



Members of the News Media:
Please contact the Media and Public Communications office at 916-654-4989.