Brian Goldman

Principal Compliance Analyst
Sonoma Clean Power

Brian Goldman has over a decade of experience across multiple sectors of the energy industry. At Sonoma Clean Power, one of California’s Community Choice Aggregator (CCAs), his responsibilities include leading compliance obligations, contributing to regulatory practices, and developing risk oversight practices.

Prior to his role at Sonoma Clean Power, Brian was a Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst with the Public Advocates Office within the California Public Utilities Commission. At Cal Advocates, he was the lead analyst on the Distribution Resources Plan proceeding, the investor-owned utility Data Access Plan proceeding, and the SmartMeter deployment opt-out policy proceeding in PacifiCorp’s service territory. Brian also worked on Long Term Procurement Planning, Rule 21 Interconnection, SmartGrid development, and Electric Vehicle Integration matters. Prior to Cal Advocates, Brian was a regulatory and policy consultant for CleanPath Ventures, where he researched once-through cooling plant retirement impacts.

Brian holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California, and a J.D. from UC Davis School of Law. His Law Review Note “Demarcation and the Smart Grid: An Analysis of California Public Utilities Commission Decision 10-06-047” examined early SmartGrid development plans through the historical lens of Federal telecommunications deregulation.