​Lecture with Dr. Robert Weisenmiller, Chair of the California Energy Commission

​Lecture with Dr. Robert Weisenmiller, Chair of the California Energy Commission

Dr. Robert Weisenmiller will be speaking at UCLA as part of a course titled "The Challenge of Low-carbon Electricity."

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Franz Hall, Room 1260

UCLA Campus

This lecture is open to all UCLA faculty and students.

Dr. Weisenmiller is Chairman of the California Energy Commission and was appointed to this position by Governor Jerry Brown.

He will be speaking on the AB scoping Plan and renewable integration.

Chair Robert Weisenmiller was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in January 2011 and appointed Chair in February. He fills the Engineer/Scientist position on the five-member Commission where four of the five members by law are required to have professional training in specific areas – engineering or physical science, environmental protection, economics, and law. Commissioner Weisenmiller brings more than 30 years energy experience to the Commission including expertise in electricity and gas markets and California regulatory policies. Chair Weisenmiller has served as an expert witness in more than 100 state and federal regulatory commission proceedings and has authored numerous publications on electricity and natural gas markets. Chair Weisenmiller is the lead commissioner on the Energy Commission’s budget and management, legislative and intergovernmental matters, research, development and demonstration, climate change, and electricity markets.

Before his appointment, Chair Weisenmiller, a co-founder of MRW & Associates, used his expertise to assist businesses, financial institution, regulatory commissions, and public agencies in strategic planning, policy development, analyzing energy markets and regulations, power pricing for qualifying facility projects, marginal cost analysis, rate design and implications of utility mergers. Commissioner Weisenmiller was also the co-founder and Executive Vice President of Independent Power Corporation.

Chair Weisenmiller’s career also included previous period of public service with the Energy Commission as Advisor to Commissioner, Manager of the Special Projects Office, and Director of the Office of Policy and Program Evaluation in the period between 1977 and 1982.

Chair Weisenmiller holds a Doctorate in Chemistry and a Masters in Energy and Resources from University of California Berkeley and received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Providence College.