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Robert Weisenmiller
Chair
California Energy Commission

Biography:

Robert Weisenmiller is Chair of the California Energy Commission and holds the engineer/scientist position. He has more than 30 years energy experience including expertise in electricity and gas markets and California regulatory policies. He focuses on the commission’s budget and management; legislative and intergovernmental matters; research, development and demonstration; the Integrated and the Energy Policy Report; and electricity and natural gas. As a co-founder of MRW & Associates, he used his expertise to assist businesses, financial institutions, 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. He was also the co-founder and Executive Vice President of Independent Power Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and a master’s degree in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley.