Deputy Executive Director for Energy and Climate Policy, Director, Energy Division
California Public Utilities Commission
Edward Randolph is Deputy Executive Director for Energy and Climate Policy at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), where he leads a diverse team of more than 200 people who are responsible for crafting and implementing landmark energy and climate change policies for the state.
Mr. Randolph is responsible for providing strategic guidance on public policies and issues that help make California a national and international leader on a number of energy related initiatives that benefit consumers, the environment, and the economy. These include the California Solar Initiative, the Renewables Portfolio Standard, energy efficiency incentives, long-term resource planning, and rate design, which are all helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions while putting California at the forefront of efforts to fight climate change and building a clean energy economy.
Mr. Randolph has also led efforts to respond to unprecedented and unplanned outages of critical California energy infrastructure after service was interrupted at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Facility and the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility. In both instances, California was able to maintain overall electric and gas reliability through a focused effort on conservation and new sources of clean energy.
Mr. Randolph has also served as the CPUC’s Director of Governmental Affairs and Senior Policy Advisor.
Mr. Randolph is a seasoned policy and legislative expert with more than two decades of experience in the public sector. Before joining the CPUC in 2010, he served as Chief Consultant to the California State Assembly’s Committee on Utilities and Commerce, a position he held from 2003. He has been directly involved in shaping almost every energy related policy related initiative in California over the past two decades. This includes policies driving California’s aggressive renewable power investments, energy efficiency overhauls, and moving the state to integrated resource planning with a focus on GHG emissions. He also negotiated and drafted a major rewrite of California’s cable statutes to overhaul regulation of cable television and data services in California.
Mr. Randolph also served as Chief of Staff or Senior Consultant to three members of the California Legislature – Assemblymembers Levine, Canciamilla and Papan.
Mr. Randolph earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated with Great Distinction.