Carla J. Peterman is a Commissioner at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). She was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in December 2012.
Commissioner Peterman is the assigned Commissioner to a number of energy, communications, and water proceedings including energy efficiency, alternative transportation, energy storage, and PCIA reform.
The Commissioner's key interest areas include decarbonization policy, energy markets, and technology adoption. She has led several CPUC clean-energy initiatives including the 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 the implementation of California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS). Commissioner Peterman has also been the assigned Commissioner for rate cases for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, California-American Water Company, and San Jose Water Company.
She has also led several telecommunications proceedings, including a competition analysis of the telecommunications sector, and reform of the California Teleconnect Fund.
Commissioner Peterman was previously appointed by Governor Brown, in 2011, to the California Energy Commission (CEC) where she was lead Commissioner for renewables, transportation, natural gas, and the 2012 Integrated Energy Policy Report. At the CEC, Commissioner Peterman oversaw the implementation of California's RPS regulations for publicly owned utilities, the New Solar Home Partnership Program, and the $100 million annual Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.