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Michael Peevey
California Public Utilities Commission (former)


A former utilities executive and public affairs consultant, Michael R. Peevey served as president of the Public Utilities Commission from 2002 to the end of 2014. He was appointed by Governor Gray Davis and reappointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008. From 1995 until 2000, he served as President of NewEnergy, Inc. Earlier, Peevey was President of Edison International and Southern California Edison. He has served on many boards and has received many awards recognizing his leadership in developing energy policy and promoting recognition of California’s diverse population, including a “Distinguished Citizen Award” from the Commonwealth Club of California for achievements in green and sustainable energy (2007), the Pat Brown Legacy Award (2003), named “Man of the Year” by The Power Association of Northern California, and recognized with the Climate Action Champion Award by the California Climate Action Registry (2004). He has received leadership recognition from the American Council for Energy Efficiency (2005), the Utility Minority Access Program (2006) and the California Solar Energy Industries Association (2006). He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.