J. David Erickson

Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst
California Public Utilities Commission


Areas of Expertise:

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Energy Economics, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, GHGs, Infrastructure, Power Sector, Regulation, Renewables, Smart Grid

Current Title & Responsibilities Summary:
Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst. Energy Division, Grid Planning and Reliability. Concerned with Smart Grid issues including cybersecurity, AMI/HAN deployment and Smart Grid policy oversight. Currently researching policy issues related to microgrid development.

Summary of Past Experience (up to 2 positions):
Consultant. Lead researcher and consultant on Sonoma County Renewable-based Energy Secure Communities (RESCO) grant from California Energy Commission. Developed analytics to identify areas suitable for microgrid and district energy development, based on energy use data.

Prior to this position was Technical Director for a non-profit focused on developing community scale greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies in the energy, transportation, solid waste and water/wastewater sectors.

Education (Degrees and Names of College/University):
BS, Environmental Studies and Planning/Energy Management and Design, Sonoma State University.

BA, Independent Major, University of California at Santa Cruz

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