Commissioner Andrew McAllister of the California Energy Commission has been elected to serve as Chair of the NASEO Board. On Wednesday, September 26, McAllister addressed NASEO State and Territory Energy Office and Affiliate members at the 2018 NASEO Annual Meeting. “When we work together, we get results,” noting NASEO’s recent successes advancing and elevating the states’ and territories’ energy priorities at the national, state, local, and international stage. Laura Nelson, Utah, will serve as Vice-Chair; Molly Cripps, Tennessee, as Treasurer; and John Williams, New York, as secretary. NASEO also welcomed Tracy Babbidge, Connecticut, as a Northeast Regional Representative, John Chatburn, Idaho, as a Western Regional Representative, and Kathleen Staks, Colorado, as a Central Regional Representative.
As Chair, Commissioner McAllister will provide leadership to NASEO’s Board of Directors by presiding over meetings and proposing policies and practices that will further NASEO’s leadership and expertise in state energy issues.
Andrew McAllister was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in May 2012. He fills the Economist Member position on the five-member Commission where four of the five members by law are required to have professional training in specific areas - engineering or physical science, environmental protection, economics, and law.
Mr. McAllister has over 20 years of technical, programmatic and policy experience in the fields of energy management, efficiency and renewable generation. Before joining the Commission, he worked at the California Center for Sustainable Energy for six years, most recently as managing director and director of policy and strategy. Previously, he worked with NRECA International Ltd. in the electric sectors of countries in Central and South America, Southeast Asia and Africa on a variety of load management, generation and utility planning projects. He was a project manager at an energy consulting firm and worked as an energy efficiency analyst at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has published on various energy topics in academic, trade, and popular journals.
Andrew studied both engineering sciences and art history at Dartmouth College and holds M.S. and PhD degrees from the Energy & Resources Group at UC Berkeley. He is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer.