Commissioner Bird brings over 12 years of experience in the clean energy sector to the Public Utilities Board. For the last decade he has worked at Energy Solutions, a consulting firm working with utilities across the country to design and implement customer programs. He currently leads the clean transportation and demand management practice areas for Energy Solutions, and has managed or worked on innovative projects in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, demand response, grid management, energy efficiency, and solar technologies. Prior to Energy Solutions he worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on energy and water conservation projects at state-owned facilities.
Commissioner Bird is a volunteer with Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda, an active member of Temple Israel of Alameda, and a dedicated participant in Alameda Recreation & Parks co-ed softball.
Commissioner Bird holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University.