Columnists: Jack Stoddard

Jack Stoddard is an attorney in the San Francisco office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, where he represents and advises clients on regulatory matters and proceedings, as well as in commercial agreements relating to the purchase and supply of power. He previously served as a legal and energy advisor at the CPUC, where he was lead counsel to the Commission on implementation of the California RPS program. Mr. Stoddard can be reached at (415) 291-7548 and

The CPUC’s Energy Storage Rulemaking: Developing the Bridge to a Renewable Energy Economy

Energy storage is widely considered to be the missing bridge between today’s electric grid, which is reliant on conventional generation that can be dispatched on demand, and an electric grid reliant on increasing levels intermittent renewable resources such as solar and wind. Unlike water, oil, or natural gas, electric energy on today’s electric grid is   …Continue Reading