Andrew McAllister was appointed to the California Energy Commission by Governor Jerry Brown in May 2012. He fills the Economist Member position on the five-member Commission. He is lead commissioner on energy efficiency. Commissioner McAllister has over 20 years of technical, programmatic and policy experience in the fields of energy management, efficiency and renewable generation.
He has worked with utilities, state and local governments and industry in CA and in many countries across the world to enhance energy services and improve their sustainability. He has published on various energy topics in academic, trade, and popular journals. Commissioner McAllister holds an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Energy & Resources Group at UC Berkeley. He is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer.