FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019
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Attorney Irene Moosen Joins CalCCA to Lead Regulatory Initiatives
Moosen brings more than 30 years’ experience in regulatory law to the post
Concord, Calif. – The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) is pleased to announce that attorney Irene Moosen has joined CalCCA in the newly-established role of Director of Regulatory Affairs. Moosen brings more than 30 years of in-depth experience practicing law in policy-making forums to the post, having served as an administrative law judge and counsel at the California Public Utilities Commission and, in private practice, represented public and private entities before the CPUC, California Energy Commission, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
CalCCA’s mission is ever more critical amid calls for regulators to adapt the state’s regulatory frameworks and utility structures to a rapidly evolving energy market that includes community choice energy providers. The addition of Moosen to the CalCCA team will significantly enhance the association’s ability to support the continued growth and long-term sustainability of community choice aggregation in California.
“Irene is uniquely qualified to represent the interests of CCAs given her wealth of experience tackling complex energy matters in our primary regulatory settings and her proven track record of successful transactions, legal judgments and negotiated results, including large rate reductions for customers,” said CalCCA Executive Director Beth Vaughan.
Moosen’s knowledge and practical experience span a broad range of focus areas, including energy resource planning and development, environmental, administrative and civil litigation, finance, and economic policy.
Over the last four years, Moosen worked as principal attorney and consultant in her private practice where she advised and represented private, government entity and public utility consumer clients before state and federal agencies, with a particular emphasis on supporting customer-side strategic energy initiatives. Moosen’s clients have included Sonoma Clean Power (a community choice aggregator providing service in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties), Alameda County, the City and County of San Francisco, the Local Government Commission and several University of California campuses and Office of the President.
Moosen served as a CPUC administrative law judge from 2013 to 2015. During that time, she presided over energy, electric transmission, telecommunications, water, and transportation regulatory matters and resolved cases totaling over $2 billion in ratepayer funding. As staff counsel at the CPUC, Moosen negotiated a $120 million reduction in rates for reliability services before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and successfully argued and won an unprecedented audit of Pacific Gas & Electric Company utility/affiliate transactions.
As CalCCA’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Moosen will serve as the head of all regulatory matters for CalCCA. In that capacity, she will develop and lead the CalCCA regulatory agenda and direct and oversee representation of CalCCA before state energy agencies.
Launched in 2016, the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) represents California’s community choice electricity providers before the state Legislature and at regulatory agencies, advocating for a level playing field and opposing policies that unfairly discriminate against CCAs and their customers. There are currently 19 operational CCA programs in California serving approximately 10 million customers.
For more information about CalCCA, visit www.cal-cca.org.