PG&E Appoints Robert Kenney as CPUC Regulatory Relations Vice President


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced the appointment of Robert Kenney as vice president, CPUC Regulatory Relations, and his election by the Board of Directors as an officer of the utility.

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Robert Kenney (Photo: Business Wire)

Robert Kenney (Photo: Business Wire)

Kenney joins PG&E, effective Aug. 24, from his role as chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission. In his new role, he will be responsible for executive management of regulatory proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Kenney will report to Steve Malnight, senior vice president, Regulatory Affairs.

“We’re committed to interacting with the CPUC in a professional and ethical manner at all times and to appropriately supporting the work of the Commission in order to benefit our customers and the State of California. We’re delighted to have someone of Robert’s caliber represent us,” said PG&E Corporation Chairman and CEO Tony Earley.

Kenney has been chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission since 2013 and has been a commissioner since 2009. A nationally recognized leader in public utility law and regulation, Kenney has served on the boards and advisory boards of numerous organizations, including the Institute for Electric Efficiency; National Regulatory Research Institute; Electric Power Research Institute; Financial Research Institute at the University of Missouri, Columbia; Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council; Critical Consumer Issues Forum; and the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University.

Kenney was an active member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). He served as Chair of the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment and on the NARUC Board of Directors. He also served on the Consumer Affairs Committee, the Subcommittee on Utility Market Place Access, and the International Relations Committee. Kenney also served as president of the Organization of MISO States from 2011 to 2013.

Prior to his appointment to the Missouri Public Service Commission, Kenney served as Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s chief of staff and, earlier, Kenney was a shareholder at the Polsinelli law firm in Saint Louis, where he practiced in the commercial and business litigation practice group and the product liability practice group. Kenney chaired Polsinelli’s diversity committee and served on the firm’s recruiting committee. Prior to his time in private practice, Kenney was an Assistant Attorney General in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, practicing in the Consumer Protection Division.

Kenney earned his undergraduate degree from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. He earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit and

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