Ted Bardacke

Executive Director
Clean Power Alliance

Ted Bardacke is Chief Executive Officer of Clean Power Alliance, the not-for-profit electricity provider for 32 communities and approximately one million customers across Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and the largest supplier of 100% renewable energy in the nation. Ted works with CPA’s elected Board of Directors and the organization’s experienced staff to implement CPA’s mission to rapidly decarbonize Southern California’s electricity system, provide customer choice and competitive rates, and deliver customer programs that benefit the CPA community. Ted has led CPA since it began serving customers in 2018, growing annual revenue to over $1 billion in CPA’s fifth year of operations.

Prior to CPA, Ted served Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as Director of Infrastructure for the City of Los Angeles and Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Sustainability Office. Ted has also worked in the Green Urbanism Program at Global Green USA, and in the 1990s served as a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times of London, based in Mexico City and Bangkok. Ted holds degrees from Wesleyan University and the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University and taught at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs for 10 years. He currently serves as Vice President of the California Community Choice Association, where he actively works on energy market issues and decarbonization efforts across California.