Keystone Welcomes Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Robert Kenney as New Trustee

Christine Scanlan, president and CEO of the Keystone Policy Center, welcomed Robert Kenney as the newest member of the organization’s Board of Trustees. Scanlan said Kenney’s experiences and perspectives as the Vice President for CPUC Regulatory Relations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company will provide Keystone with essential guidance as it works to inspire leaders to rise above entrenched positions to reach common higher ground.

“Keystone Policy Center has a long history of working with leaders in the energy industry and other key sectors to promote collaborative solutions to society’s biggest challenges, “ Scanlan said. “We’re honored to welcome to Robert to our Board of Trustees. We look forward to his guidance and expertise as we work to inspire leaders to reach common higher ground.”

Keystone’s board meets three times each year in Washington, D.C., and in Colorado. The board oversees Keystone’s work and supports its mission throughout the year.

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Robert S. Kenney is VP, Regulatory Affairs. In this role, he is responsible for executive management of all aspects of PG&E’s interactions with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the California Energy Commission (CEC), including all regulatory filings and proceedings.

Robert is responsible for providing overall strategic guidance for the company’s interactions with the CPUC, the FERC, and the CEC, ensuring compliance with regulatory mandates, and facilitating positive regulatory outcomes. He leads a team of regulatory professionals responsible for developing and implementing regulatory strategy, supporting the implementation of PG&E’s business objectives.

Robert has more than 25 years of experience developing, analyzing and implementing public policy at the local and state levels and more than 15 years of experience litigating complex cases in federal and state courts and administrative tribunals.

Prior to joining PG&E, Robert was Chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission, where he led a 190-person agency, presiding over numerous complex proceedings deciding rate increases, mergers and acquisitions, transmission siting, resource adequacy, and implementation of Missouri’s Renewable Energy Standard and Energy Efficiency Investment Act. During his tenure, he emerged as a nationally recognized leader in public utility law and regulation and public policy development and implementation, serving on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and as President of the Organization of MISO States (OMS). While at the Missouri PSC, Robert lead efforts to institute best practices in consumer education and outreach and to enhance legal education related to public utility law and regulation.

Prior to his appointment to the Missouri PSC, Robert served as Chief of Staff to the Missouri Attorney General. Previously, Robert was a shareholder at the Polsinelli law firm, where he practiced in the commercial and business litigation practice group.

Robert remains committed to public service and civic engagement, serving on the board of the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD). Robert holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hampton University and a law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law.