Janea A. Scott

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Appointed by Governor Brown
February 2013

Reappointed by Governor Brown
January 2016

Designated Vice Chair by Governor Newsom
February 2019

Janea A. Scott is one of five Commissioners on the California Energy Commission and serves as the Commission’s Vice Chair. The Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. Scott was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in February 2013 and reappointed by Governor Brown in January 2016 to serve as the Commission's public member. Scott was designated Vice Chair of the Energy Commission by Governor Gavin Newsom in February 2019.

Scott is the lead Commissioner on the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program, the Natural Gas Research Program, collaboration within the western interconnection, and in implementing recommendations from the Commission’s Senate Bill 350 study on the barriers to low income community participation in renewable energy and energy efficiency. She is also leading the 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report.

Scott serves as the Chair of the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body and is a member of the Western Interstate Energy Board and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee. From 2013 to 2019 she supported the state’s transition to zero emission vehicles by serving as Chair of the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative, as well as on the Public Policy Board of Veloz, a nonprofit founded by public and private sector industry veterans working together to advance the electric car movement, and the California Fuel Cell Partnership.

Prior to joining the Energy Commission, Scott worked at the U.S. Department of the Interior in the Office of the Secretary as the Deputy Counselor for Renewable Energy and at Environmental Defense Fund in both the New York and Los Angeles offices as a senior attorney in the climate and air program. Vice Chair Scott was also an AmeriCorps member working at the San Francisco Urban Service Project from 1996-1997. She earned her J.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder Law School and her M.S. and B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.

News Release of Governor Newsom’s Designation

Address to reach Commissioner Scott:

California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-32
Sacramento, CA 95814

You can contact Commissioner Scott through her Administrative Assistant, Monica Shelley at

Phone: 916-654-4930
FAX: 916-654-3983