Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
2015 Government Award WInner
Carla Peterman was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in December 2012. She has led several CPUC clean energy initiatives, including adoption of the nation’s first utility energy storage mandate, the first framework for energy storage multi-use applications, approval of $965 million of utility investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, adoption of utility energy efficiency goals and business plans, and implementation of California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS). She formerly served as a California Energy Commissioner. Peterman holds a PhD in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, a BA in History from Howard University, and an MS and MBA from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.