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July 17, 2013

City of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board Welcomes New Commissioner

At its regular meeting on July 15, the City of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board welcomed a new member to the Board: Alameda resident Ann McCormick. Ms. McCormick was appointed to the Board by the City Council at its June 6 meeting.

Commissioner McCormick brings 25 years of energy efficiency experience to the Board. She is a founding principal of Newcomb Anderson McCormick, a San Francisco-based energy engineering and management consulting firm devoted to solving energy and sustainability issues.

Commissioner McCormick’s work has encompassed all aspects of energy efficiency engineering, renewable energy procurement, program design, regulatory filing, management, implementation, reporting, process improvement and evaluation. She is an active member of the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council (CEEIC) and numerous other professional and community organizations. She is a past president of the Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and has served for many years as a Board Member of Women Energy Associates (WEA). She also served on the Public Utilities Board from 2000 to 2010.

Ms. McCormick holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. She is a registered mechanical engineer in the State of California, a LEED accredited professional, and a certified energy manager. She replaces John McCahan, who concluded his second term with the Board in June.

The five-commissioner Public Utilities Board was established to control and manage the city-owned electric utility. It is responsible for setting rates, adopting a budget, and ensuring the supply of safe and reliable power at competitive rates, all while maintaining a sound financial position. Meetings of the Board are held regularly on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, City Hall, and are open to the public.