Commissioners

Chair David Hochschild
Chair.Hochschild@energy.ca.gov

  • Administrative Assistant, Lyndsay Jackson-Ross
  • Chief of Staff, Katerina Robinson
  • Senior Policy Advisor, Ken Rider
  • Senior Policy Advisor, Nancy Ander
  • Special Advisor, Lorraine Gonzalez
  • Advisor on Military Affairs, Mike Gravely
  • International Relations Senior Advisor, Alana Sanchez
  • Senior Nuclear Policy Advisor & Emergency Coordinator, Justin Cochran
  • Administrative Analyst, Vacant

Vice Chair Siva Gunda
CommissionerGunda@energy.ca.gov

  • Administrative Assistant, Miina Holloway – 916-709-9873
  • Chief of Staff,  Jane Park – 916-940-8626
  • Senior Policy Advisor, Raja Ramesh - 916-664-4603
  • Special Advisor, Aria Berliner – 916-477-3214
  • Special Advisor, Qing Tian – 916-937-2891

Commissioner Noemí Gallardo

  • Administrative Assistant, Rosemary House
  • Chief of Staff, Erik Stokes
  • Special Advisor, James Qaqundah
  • Special Advisor, Aretha Welch

Commissioner Andrew McAllister
CommissionerMcAllister@energy.ca.gov

  • Administrative Assistant, Dori Floyd
  • Chief of Staff, Bryan Early
  • Advisor, David Johnson,
  • Advisor, Kathryn Kynett

Patty Monahan
CommissionerMonahan@energy.ca.gov

  • Administrative Assistant, Catherine Cross  - 916-891-8073
  • Advisor, Sarah Lim - 916-980-7959
  • Advisor, Ben Wender - 916-893-0399
  • Advisor, Patricia Carlos - 916-891-8045

Small Offices

Media and Public Communications Office
mediaoffice@energy.ca.gov
916-654-4989

  • Director of Communication and External Affairs, Lindsay Buckley
  • Administrative Assistant, Lana McAllister

Office of Governmental and International Affairs
OGIA@energy.ca.gov
916-891-9172

  • Assistant Executive Director, Sarah Brady - 916-891-9172
  • Legislative Assistant, Gretchen Kocinsky - 916-891-9172

Governmental/Legislative

legunit@energy.ca.gov

  • Legislative Manager, Sandra Nakagawa - 916-796-5987
  • Legislative Analyst, Theresa Keates - 916-314-3452
  • Legislative Analyst, John Massengill - 916-461-5474
  • Legislative Analyst, Viet Vo - 916-237-2561

Federal

  • Federal Coordinator, Jeanmarie Sandborn - 916-796-5990

International

ExecutiveOffice@energy.ca.gov
916-654-4996

Executive Director, Drew Bohan
Administrative Assistant II, Gaylene Tompkins

Deputy Executive Director, Jennifer Martin-Gallardo
Executive Assistance, Victoria Sandoval-Moreno

Audits, Investigations, and Program Review

Mindy Patterson
audits@energy.ca.gov
916-980-7937

Compliance Assistance and Enforcement

Maunee Sanchez
applianceenforcement@energy.ca.gov
916-776-0607

Energy Data and Analytics

Jason Harville
data@energy.ca.gov
916-216-9084

Policy Development

Heather Raitt
iepr@energy.ca.gov
916-628-2355

 

Administrative and Financial Services Division

Administrative and Financial Services Division
Administration@energy.ca.gov

  • Deputy Director, Rob Cook - 916-661-8450

Human Resources and Support Services Branch

Human.Resources@energy.ca.gov

Financial Management Branch

AskAccounting@energy.ca.gov

Information Technology Services Branch

Information.Technology@energy.ca.gov

  • Chief Information Officer - Dennis Yagen - 916-616-3931
  • IT Customer Support - Jeremy Sherlock - 916-661-8142
  • IT Help Desk - For CEC Staff Only - 916-654-4344
  • IT Procurement - Binh Qiu - 916-891-8583
  • Webmaster - Yee Xiong - 916-531-3853

 

Efficiency Division

Efficiency Division

  • Director - Michael Sokol
  • Deputy Director of Building Standards - Will Vicent
  • Deputy Director of Existing Buildings and Appliances - Scott Blunk
  • Executive Assistant - Michi Mason

Appliance Efficiency Branch

Manager, Peter Strait
appliances@energy.ca.gov

Building Standards Branch

Manager, Gypsy Achong
Title24@energy.ca.gov

Existing Buildings Branch

Manager, Devla Singh
ExistingBuildings@energy.ca.gov

Standards Compliance Branch

Manager, Che Geiser
SCO@energy.ca.gov

Load Flexibility Branch

Manager, Rajiv Dabir

Energy Assessments Division

Energy Assessment Division
EAD@energy.ca.gov

  • Director of the Energy Assessments Division - Aleecia Gutierrez
  • Deputy Director of Resource Planning, Reliability & Emergency – David Erne
  • Deputy Director of Demand Forecast Scenario and Data Integration – Jeremy Smith
  • Executive Assistant - Judi Carter

Energy Assessments Division Branches
EAD@energy.ca.gov

Fuels Analysis Branch

  • Acting Branch Manager, Fuels Analysis, David Erne
  • Office Technician, Xieng Saephan

Reliability Analysis Branch

  • Branch Manager, Reliability Analysis, Liz Gill
  • Office Technician, Xieng Saephan

Advanced Electrification Analysis Branch

  • Branch Manager, Advanced Electrification Analysis - Quentin Gee
  • Office Technician, J Padilla

Data Integration Branch

  • Acting Branch Manager, Data Integration – Michael Nyberg
  • Office Technician, Donnie Cox

Demand Analysis Branch

  • Branch Manager, Demand Analysis - Heidi Javanbakht
  • Office Technician, J Padilla

Energy Research & Development Division

Energy Research & Development Division
ERDD@energy.ca.gov

  • Division Director, Jonah Steinbuck
  • Deputy Directors, Angela Gould & Erik Stokes

Energy Deployment & Market Facilitation Branch

Branch Manager, Anthony Ng - 916-980-7983

  • Technology Scale up & Outreach Unit, Sopitsuda Tongsopit - 916-805-7481
  • Tech-to-Market Unit, Savi Ellis - 916-891-9125
  • Climate Innovation Unit, Lindsey Fransen - 916-908-7495

Energy Efficiency Research Branch

Branch Manager, Virginia Lew - 916-628-2615

  • Demand Flexibility Unit, Kadir Bedir - 916-776-0614
  • Building Decarbonization Unit, Yu Hou - 916-776-0772
  • Industrial, Agriculture & Water Unit, Ilia Krupenich - 916-776-0782
  • Food Production Investment Program Unit, Cyrus Ghandi - 916-776-0762

Energy Generation Research Branch

Branch Manager, Kevin Uy - 916-776-0821

  • Renewable Integration Unit,  Eric Ritter - 916-327-1446
  • Energy-Related Environmental Research Unit,  Martine Schmidt-Poolman (Acting) - 916-776-0808
  • Renewable Generation Unit, Daphne Molin - 916-776-0807
  • Renewable Fuels Unit, Kaycee Chang - 916-776-0740
  • Energy Resilience Unit, Alexandra Kovalick - 916-776-0781

Energy Systems Research Branch

Branch Manager - Reynaldo Gonzalez - 916-903-4271

  • Energy Technology Systems Integration Unit, Ronnie Raxter - 916-805-7438
  • Energy Infrastructure Integrity & Sustainability Unit, Peter Chen - 916-776-0743

Strategic Analysis & Engagement Branch

Branch Manager, Colleen Kredell - 916-980-7929

  • Strategic Analysis Unit, Molly O'Hagan - 916-776-0799
  • Outreach & Engagement Unit, Fritz Foo - 916-599-8293 

Program Support Unit

Jesselyn Rosales - 916-776-0805

 

Fuels and Transportation Division

Fuels and Transportation Hotline
FTD@energy.ca.gov
916-776-0738

Main Phone Line
916-776-0738

Deputy Director, Hannon Rasool - 916-628-5581
Assistant Deputy Director, Melanie Vail 916-591-9951

Fuels and Transportation Branches
FTD@energy.ca.gov 

Light-Duty Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Analysis Branch

Branch Manager, Mark Wenzel - 916-215-4356

  • Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Innovation Unit Supervisor, Corey Permann - 916-980-7909
  • Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Unit Supervisor, Vacant
  • Infrastructure Modeling and Assessment Unit Supervisor, Michael Nicholas - 916-908-7490

Medium-and-Heavy Duty Zero Emissions Technologies Branch 

Branch Manager, Elizabeth John - 916-207-2046

  • Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure Unit, Supervisor - Tomas Ortiz – 916-237-2556
  • Freight and Transit Unit Supervisor, Michelle Vater– 916-776-7193
  • School Bus Unit Supervisor, Lorraine Gonzalez – 916-903-4271

Transportation Integration and Production Branch

Branch Manager - Charles Smith - 916-931-9428

  • Program Integration Unit Supervisor, Tami Haas - 916-237-2558
  • Vehicle-Grid Integration Unit Supervisor, Kiel Pratt - 916-931-9430
  • Manufacturing and Production Unit Supervisor, Joji Castillo - 916-897-3603

Zero Emissions Vehicles Acceleration Branch

Branch Manager - Vacant

  • Special Projects Unit Supervisor, Taylor Marvin - 916-776-3652
  • Strategic Investment Unit Supervisor, Ben De Alba - 916-539-6828
  • Agreement Management Unit Supervisor, Carol Hewitt - 916-776-0612

Reliability, Renewable Energy & Decarbonization Incentives Division

General Information

  • Director of Reliability, Renewable Energy & Decarbonization Incentives Division - Deana Carrillo - 916-776-0613
  • Deputy Director of Building Decarbonization – Christine Collopy- 916-214-1432
  • Deputy Director of Reliability – Aloke Gupta – 916-980-0790
  • Assistant Deputy Director- Armand Angulo - 916-215-6787
  • Division Support - GiGi Tien - 916-477-0706
  • Office Technician - Krishneeta Chand - 916-827-9077

Building Decarbonization Incentives Branch

Branch Manager – Christopher Meyer - 916-776-3099

  • Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA), Supervisor – Stephen Banister – 619-871-7206
  • Building Initiative for Low-Emissions Development (BUILD), Supervisor – Camille Remy-Obad - 916-639-0575
  • California Electric Homes Program (CalEHP), Supervisor – Christopher Meyer - 916-776-3099

Clean Energy and Technology Branch

Branch Manager - Elizabeth Giorgi - 916- 639-0567

  • California Automated Permit Processing Program (CalAPP), Supervisor - Geoffrey Dodson - 916–805-7521
  • Solar Equipment Lists (SB 1), Supervisor - Anne Fisher - 916-237-2512
  • Renewable Energy for Agriculture Program, Supervisor - Geoffrey Dodson - 916–805-7521

Clean Investment Plan Branch

  • Data & Analytics, Supervisor – Silvia Palma-Rojas – 916-980-0813
  • Geothermal Grant & Loan Program (GRDA), Supervisor – Silvia Palma-Rojas – 916-980-0813
    • Program lead - Erica Loza - 916-891-8936

Equitable Building Decarbonization Branch

Branch Manager - Jennifer Nelson, 916-508-8394

  • Direct Install Implementation, Supervisor – Susan Mills – 916-903-4686
  • Rebates and incentives, Supervisor – Carol Schmitt – 916-839-0392
  • Direct Install Policy, Supervisor – Hally Cahssai – 916-891-9174

Federal Incentives and Financing Branch

Branch Manager – Miriam Joffe-Block – 916-883-6262

  • Tax Credit and Financing – Jacob Wahlgren – 916-954-3746

Reliability Reserve Incentives Branch

Branch Manager – Ashley Emery - 916-980-7978

  • Distributed Electricity Back-up Assets (DEBA), Supervisor - Hudson Spivey - 916-931-9432
  • Demand Side Grid Support (DSGS), Supervisor - Payam Narvand - 916-477-1040

School Stimulus Branch
California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program (Calshape)

Branch Manager - Jonathan Fong - 916-639-0572

  • Technical Design & Data - Theresa Daniels - 916-477-0326
  • Grant Award and Management - David Velazquez - 916-957-7905

Siting, Transmission, and Environmental Protection Division

STEPinfo@energy.ca.gov

  • Director, Elizabeth Huber - 916-776-0609
  • Deputy Director, Gina Tosi - 916-654-4312
  • Deputy Director, Sean Simon – 415-214-0125
  • Administrative Assistant I, Susan Fleming - 916-390-2664

Climate Initiatives Branch

Director, Elizabeth Huber
STEPclimateinitiatives@energy.ca.gov 
916-776-0609

Engineering Branch 

Acting Branch Manager, Joseph Hughes
STEPengineering@energy.ca.gov   
916-980-7951

Data Analytics and Integration Branch

Branch Manager, Kyle Emigh
STEPfiscal@energy.ca.gov
916-907-4268

Renewables Portfolio Standard Branch

RPSTrack@energy.ca.gov

Verification & Compliance, Yoseph Saeed – Acting
916-891-8867

Certification & Eligibility Renewable Technologies, Yoseph Saeed
916-891-8867

Safety and Reliability Branch 

Acting Branch Manager, Brett Fooks
STEPsafety@energy.ca.gov
916-931-9603

Siting and Environmental Branch

Branch Manager, Eric Knight
STEPsiting@energy.ca.gov
916-591-9931