Camille Stough supports BBSW’s work in assisting public agencies in energy and regulatory matters before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The majority of her work focuses on regulatory services related to Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs in California. Camille’s services include monitoring regulatory and legislative updates and participating in CPUC proceedings. Additionally, Camille produces regulatory and legislative guidance documents on various CCA issues, including rate impacts on CCA customers, competitive neutrality with investor-owned utilities, and cross-subsidization of transmission and distribution costs.
Camille’s experience with CCA programs began when she worked as a law clerk for the Energy Division within the City Attorney’s Office for the City and County of San Francisco. There, Camille provided extensive research on non-bypassable charges for municipal departing load customers, jurisdictional issues, and existing community renewable energy programs in the country, including CCA programs. Camille also worked as a law clerk for Marin Clean Energy and drafted the first comprehensive, historical summary on non-bypassable charges imposed on CCA customers, including the Power Charge Indifference Amount (PCIA) and the Cost Allocation Mechanism. The document has been used to guide CPUC staff on issues related to the PCIA and other departing load charges, and has become a valuable source for new and existing CCA programs.
While attending law school, Camille worked as a certified student clinician for Golden Gate University’s Environmental Law and Justice clinic, representing low-income and vulnerable communities in energy proceedings before the CPUC and litigation before the Federal Circuit Courts. Camille was also awarded a “CALI Excellence for the Future Award” in her Climate Change and Renewable Energy Law course, and was a staff writer for Golden Gate University’s Environmental Law Journal.
Camille received her bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the University of California in Berkeley, and her juris doctor degree and certificate in Environmental Law, with distinction, from Golden Gate University, School of Law in San Francisco. Camille is a member of the California State Bar.