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Office of Energy Policy and Innovation (OEPI)


What We Do

For the Commission, the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation (OEPI) coordinates the development of policies and rules that address emerging challenges in the electric and natural gas industries. We work to develop Commission policies that:

  • Evaluate the energy markets and interstate grid to improve economic efficiency, system operations, and reliability in light of new developments and in response to state and federal public policies;
  • Evaluate energy market rules to ensure adequate compensation for resources responding to system needs;
  • Remove barriers to ensure access to the market and grid by all resources; and
  • Enhance coordination between wholesale electric and natural gas systems.

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Division of Energy Market Assessments

The Division of Energy Market Assessments (DEMA) examines, analyzes, and reports on the structure and operation of the electric and natural gas markets and provides information to the Commission and the public on significant market events and trends. DEMA observes market operations and performance to develop market intelligence to inform the development of policies that promote the competitiveness and, efficiency of the wholesale energy markets.
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Division of Policy Development

The Division of Policy Development (DPD) initiates and coordinates the development of Commission policies to:

  1. Enhance the efficient planning and operation of energy markets and the interstate power grid;
  2. Improve the coordination between wholesale electric and natural gas systems;
  3. Remove barriers to ensure access to the market and grid by all resources; and
  4. Improve coordination between wholesale and retail electric markets.

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Division of Economic and Technical Analysis

The Division of Economic and Technical Analysis works to enhance existing market rules, processes, and operations in the electric and natural gas industries in order to promote competition and efficient market design, address emerging challenges, and send appropriate long-term investment signals.
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Administration and Operations

The Administration and Operations staff directs the administrative, human resource, budget, workload tracking, data collection, and strategic and business planning operations of OEPI.
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OEPI is led by Office Director Jignasa Gadani and Deputy Director Eric Vandenberg.

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    Office of Energy Policy and Innovation Organizational Chart