Program Manager, Office of Ratepayer Advocates, California Public Utilities Commission
Since October 2012, Michael 'Mike' Campbell has been the Program Manager of the Electricity Pricing and Customer Programs branch at the Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA) in the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Mike's branch is responsible for advocating on the behalf of California's small consumers at the CPUC's public proceedings on matters related to electric rate design and customer programs such as demand response, distributed generation, low income, and energy efficiency. Previously, Mike was the Director of San Francisco's Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program, which is designed to offer San Franciscans the choice of a 100% renewable energy product. Mike has also worked in a variety of roles at the CPUC, including energy efficiency, resource adequacy, transmission siting, and generation to general rate cases. He also spent two years as Energy Advisor to Commissioner Loretta Lynch, providing policy analysis for a number of regulatory and customer advocacy issues.
A graduate of U.C. Davis in Economics, Mike earned his Master's of Public Administration at Syracuse University with a focus on energy policy.