Christopher Villarreal

President of Plugged In Strategies

Chris has worked in the electricity regulatory policy industry for nearly 20 years, including 11 years as staff at the California PUC and Minnesota PUC. In that time, Chris led initiatives on topics such as grid modernization, rate design reform, data access and data privacy, cybersecurity, and energy storage. Chris is also the author of several white papers from his time at the California PUC on topics such as pre-pay, microgrids, and cybersecurity, as well as the lead author of the NARUC DER Rate Design and Compensation manual, released in 2016. He is currently President of Plugged In Strategies where he advises clients on grid modernization, technology, and regulatory and policy matters.