Andrew McAllister, Ph.D.

Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Commissioner Andrew McAllister is serving his third term on the California Energy Commission (CEC), where he leads the policy area of energy efficiency, including the Building Energy Efficiency Standards, appliance efficiency, and load management and flexibility. More broadly, he is focused on enabling modern, data-rich analytical tools to support strong clean energy policy development and program implementation.

McAllister has worked on energy deployment and policy since the early 1990’s. He administered two of California’s signature renewable energy programs, developed and operated energy efficiency programs for utilities, and conducted a broad range of policy-related research for California and the federal government.

Before joining the CEC, he was managing director at the California Center for Sustainable Energy. He also worked with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association International, Ltd. in Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa on renewable generation, load management, utility planning, and remote power projects.

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