Paul A. Centolella
J.D., University of Michigan Law School; B.A., economics, Oberlin College
Summary of Experience:
Mr. Centolella, a former commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), has both public and private sector experience in regulation, economic and energy consulting, and public utility and environmental law. During his 30-year career, he has performed economic assessments of energy markets for power systems operators and has analyzed policies related to energy pricing, investments, innovation, and security. He has extensive knowledge about the design of energy and environmental markets, as well as the integration of modern information and communications technology into electric power system operations. Mr. Centolella has served on a range of energy-related working groups and task forces, including the Secretary of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee, the Electric Power Research Institute’s Advisory Council, and the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Governing Board. Mr. Centolella is a member of the Ohio, California, and Washington State Bar Associations, the American Economic Association, and the International Association for Energy Economics.
PREPARING FOR DISRUPTIVE EVENTS
Mr. Centolella described the importance of preparing for disruptive events and developing an economic and regulatory framework for power grid resilience at the 2013 Electric Light & Power Executive Conference.