Senior Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst, Energy Storage Grid Planning and Reliability Section
California Public Utilities Commission
Rachel is a Senior Regulatory Analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission on energy storage, where she has focused primarily on station power and multiple use applications for storage resources, as well as procurements in response to Aliso Canyon. She joined the CPUC’s Energy Division in 2013 as Senior Regulatory Analyst on the Demand Response Team, where she was lead staff on matters concerning wholesale market integration and created the Demand Response Auction Mechanism. Before joining the CPUC, she led state and federal in-house regulatory and legislative affairs for utility-scale solar energy companies for four years. Prior to the solar industry, Rachel worked for the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies for a decade, most recently as Director of Regulatory Affairs, focused on renewable energy policy and emissions regulation in the electric and transportation sectors.