The Market Transformation Advisory Board, or MTAB, is a core component of the CPUC’s Decision on market transformation (D. 19-12-021) which lays out the role and membership of the MTAB and describes various operating parameters. It assigns CalMTA the responsibility of constituting the MTAB under the guidance of the CPUC as one of its first tasks.
MTAB members provide expertise and unbiased, non-binding recommendations to CalMTA and the CPUC during the design and implementation of MTIs. This includes reviewing MTI selection criteria, providing feedback on the market transformation ideas submitted to CalMTA, and tracking market transformation activities.
MTAB representatives are intended to have diverse backgrounds and possess the following general characteristics:
- Represent organizations with a long-term background in California and national energy efficiency.
- Have a broad-based interest in outcomes of California and national energy efficiency proceedings.
- Have a solid understanding of market transformation principles.
- Have experience working constructively on advisory (or similar) committees.
Recommended members have been identified in an advice letter to the CPUC that was submitted in March 2023. The recommended MTAB members were approved by the CPUC in May 2023 in a Disposition Letter. Below are the documents (including the updated Conflict of Interest policy) submitted in the advice letter:
MTAB meetings are open to the public. See the schedule on our Meetings & Events page.
Current MTAB Members
Cyane Dandridge, Founder & Executive Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives
Hayley Goodson, Managing Attorney with TURN (The Utility Reform Network)
Fred Gordon, Director of Planning and Evaluation at The Energy Trust of Oregon
Jeff Harris, Chief Transformation Officer for the NEEA (Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance)
Randall Higa, Codes and Standards Program Manager and lead for Zero Net Energy Strategies at Southern California Edison
Lujuana Medina, Environmental Initiatives Manager – County of LA
Peter Miller, Senior Scientist with NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)
Christie Torok, Regulatory Analyst at the CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission)
Ky-An Tran, member of the CPUC’s Cal Advocates