Chris Parker is an attorney in the Administrative Law Judge Division of the California Public Utilities Commission. At the Commission, he works closely with the Administrative Law Judges to draft rulings and decisions and to brief Commissioners on controversial issues. He has worked on Net Energy Metering (NEM 2.0), the Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program (GTSR), Time-of-Use Pricing, and residential rate reform. His practice includes energy regulation, financing, and transactions, such as power purchase agreements, renewable and solar incentives, tax incentives, interconnection rules, feed-in tariffs, qualifying facilities, permitting for development and operating authority, and CEQA environmental review. He is especially knowledgeable about jurisdictional issues, tax and accounting for electric corporations, and ratesetting for investor-owned utilities.
Prior to law school, Chris performed research on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at the Sierra Club, did market research for an East Coast solar integrator, and worked in political fundraising.
Chris received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he completed a specialization in tax and business law through the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law & Policy and externed with the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Duke University. In his spare time, Chris enjoys homebrewing beer and training for the Inca Trail.
Chris Parker is an attorney in the Administrative Law Judge Division of ...