Carla J. Peterman

PG&E Corporation

Executive Vice President & Corporate Sustainability Officer

Carla J. Peterman is Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer for PG&E Corporation, the parent company of Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Peterman has spent her career focused on California's energy policy and regulatory landscape. At PG&E, she oversees the company's regulatory, legislative, sustainability, and charitable strategies, all focused on delivering for the customers and communities that PG&E serves in Northern and Central California. Prior to joining PG&E in 2021, Peterman served as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs at Southern California Edison. Before that she served a six-year term as a Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). A steadfast proponent of clean energy, at the CPUC Peterman led the adoption of the first utility energy storage mandate in the country, the approval of nearly $1 billion of utility investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, the adoption of utility energy efficiency goals and business plans, and the implementation of California's Renewables Portfolio Standard. Before her CPUC appointment, Peterman served on the California Energy Commission, where she was the lead commissioner for renewables, transportation, and natural gas. She also is a former board member of The Utility Reform Network, an organization that represents consumers before the CPUC and California Legislature. In 2019, Governor Newsom appointed her to chair the Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery. She currently serves as a member of the Federal Reserve of San Francisco Economic Advisory Council. She has also served on various other boards, including the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), NARUC's Energy Resources and Environment Committee (Vice-Chair), and the external advisory board for Sandia National Laboratories’ Energy and Homeland Security Portfolio. Peterman holds a BA from Howard University, a PhD in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and MS and MBA degrees from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Sessions With Carla J. Peterman

Thursday, 10 March

  • 03:00pm - 03:30pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 09:00 pm - 10/mar/2022 09:30 pm

    Carbon Markets: Working with offsets

    Presentation Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    Many companies are relying on relying on carbon offsets to meet their decarbonization plans. The regulatory treatment of carbon offsets and the penalties or incentives applied to emissions performance is therefore critical to companies and to the fight against climate change overall. This session will address some key regulatory concerns with respect to the utilities sector, such as:

    · Are customers getting what they are paying for, i.e., are carbon offsets additive, measurable and verifiable? What is the industry doing to examine the quality of offsets ?

    · What is the relationship of carbon offsets to a carbon tax?

    · What role do offset play in the utilities sector or in the natural gas sector?

    · What needs to be done for regulated utilities to rely on a forward market for offsets?