A Day (Two Actually) at the California PUC
Commissioner Liane Randolph was appointed to the CPUC by Governor Jerry Brown in January 2015. She formerly served as Deputy Secretary and General Counsel at the California Natural Resources Agency and was appointed to that position by Governor Brown in May 2011.
Rachel Peterson serves Commissioner Randolph as Chief of Staff and advises on energy and safety matters. Rachel joined the CPUC in 2011 and has worked on policy for distributed energy matters as well as long-term procurement planning.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Commissioner, what do you specialize in?
Liane Randolph: I work on our integrative resources planning proceedings. Long term, we are looking at how we are going to meet our greenhouse gas emissions goals through our procurement process. I also work on the research adequacy proceeding, making sure we have the right resources for liability purposes.
Do we have the right resources? Do we have the right resources for our long-term planning needs? I also have a significant focus on natural gas issues. I have the Aliso Canyon long term liability proceedings.
I have a few natural gas transmission cases. I also work on transportation, so I have our transportation network companies and a few other transportation-related things.
Rachel Peterson: I would add one more item that she focuses on a lot, the governance of the commission.