Justin Wynne has extensive experience representing publicly owned electric utilities (POUs) before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), California Air Resources Board, California Independent System Operator, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Justin is a leading expert on California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS). In his role representing the California Municipal Utilities Association, Justin led POU working groups to develop consensus positions and make numerous filings in both the CEC and CPUC’s RPS regulatory proceedings. Justin was deeply involved in the development of Senate Bill 350 (2015), establishing California’s 50 percent RPS. Justin currently represents many POUs on RPS matters, including updating RPS procurement plans and assisting in the negotiation of power purchase agreements. Justin has given numerous presentations and offered classes on compliance with the RPS.
Justin also has in-depth knowledge of California’s net energy metering (NEM) and feed-in tariff requirements. He has developed NEM tariffs, rate schedules, and NEM Interconnection Agreements for numerous POUs. He has similarly helped guide POUs through the development of their feed-in tariffs. Justin authored a paper titled “Feed-in Tariffs and Implications for Public Power” for the American Public Power Association (APPA) and gave a presentation on the paper at APPA’s Legal Conference. Additionally, Justin gave a presentation titled “Recent Developments in California’s NEM Program” at APPA’s 2016 Engineering and Operations Technical Conference.
Before joining BBSW, Justin was a law clerk at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Justin graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2003. In 2007, he earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he served as the Technical Editor of the McGeorge Law Review. Justin is a member of the California State Bar.