Bruce Edelston is the President and Founder of Energy Policy Group, LLC. Bruce has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry.
From 2001 to 2008, Bruce was Director of the department responsible for developing Southern Company’s positions and testimony on regulatory and policy issues and providing support for those positions to our Washington lobbyists and operating company regulatory and legislative representatives. He was actively involved in advocacy efforts before Congress during the debate and enactment of the Energy Policy Acts of 2005 and 2007. He was also actively involved in lobbying and representation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and state regulatory agencies. Some of the issues Bruce covered included climate change (and particularly allowance allocation issues), transmission access and pricing, generation market power, the Public Utility Holding Company Act, and efficiency and demand-side issues. He also chaired the Rates and Tariffs group for the SeTrans RTO development effort.
From 1994 to 2001, Bruce held several positions with Georgia Power Company, a subsidiary of the Southern Company. His responsibilities included tracking regulatory developments in retail and wholesale competition around the world for the company and providing strategic advice. Bruce also developed regulatory and policy strategies for Company for state and federal regulatory and legislative forums. He was program manager for FERC filings on Regional Transmission Organizations and related transmission issues. Bruce also participated as a witness or technical expert in several state proceedings looking at possible changes to industry structure. His final position at Georgia Power was as Director of Resource Planning, where he participated in Georgia Power's Integrated Resource Planning efforts.
From 1980 to 1994, Bruce worked for the Edison Electric Institute where he held various positions including Director of Bulk Power Policy. He was responsible for policy development and the management of economic, financial and technical research on issues related to electric industry structure and regulation. Bruce lobbied Congress and regulatory agencies on behalf of the industry and developed comments and testimony for rulemakings and hearings. He was responsible for industry structure issues, including all all transmission access and pricing issues.
Bruce has additional experience with CRA International, an economics consulting firm, and the Westinghouse Electric Corporation. He is a member of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, the Carnegie Mellon Electric Industry Center Board of Advisors, and recently completed service on the EEI Electric Delivery Executive Advisory Committee. He has published many articles and regularly makes presentations on regulatory and policy issues of interest to the energy industries.