Speaker Profile

Scott Murtishaw

Energy Advisor to President Peevey, California Public Utilities Commission

Scott Murtishaw is the senior energy advisor to President Peevey at the CPUC, where he has played a key role in shaping the CPUC’s climate policy. He also served as a key member of the Western Climate Initiative’s Electricity Team. His work has focused on the design of California’s cap and trade system, policies and programs for large and small-scale renewables, self-generation programs, Community Choice Aggregation and electric rate design. Prior to joining the CPUC, Scott was a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he authored studies on a wide variety of energy efficiency and climate policy topics. He has also been a guest researcher at the International Energy Agency in Paris. He holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and a Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.