Dian Grueneich

Commissioner Emeritus | California Public Utilities Commission

Dian Grueneich is an internationally recognized energy policy expert. She began her career in the late 1970’s, helping develop the first-ever building codes, appliance standards, decoupling policies, and clean energy programs. Dian served as a Commissioner on the California Public Utilities Commission from 2005-2010, leading efforts on energy efficiency and demand response. She is co-teaching an on-line professional development course – Building Energy Efficiency: Technology, Policy, and Finance – starting late summer 2019 under Stanford’s Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Certificate.

Dian has received the 30th Anniversary Award  of the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy (ACEEE) for Outstanding Contribution and its National Champion of Energy Efficiency Award, the NARUC Clean Energy Award, and eeGlobal Forum’s first “Visionary Award” for Leadership in Developing the California Long-Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan.  She has served on ACEEE’s Board, the Electricity Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Energy, and the External Advisory Committee of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Dian is a Precourt Energy Scholar with Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE).  Dian helped found the Stanford Energy Internships in California and the West (SEICW) program and created PIE’s on-line California and Western Energy Lecture Series.