Jessica Shipley liaises with regulators, policymakers, nongovernmental organizations and other stakeholders to provide policy support to decision-makers in the U.S. She provides critical analysis of policy options for modernizing utility regulation, beneficial electrification, renewable energy and climate policy, competitive electricity market design, coordination of resource and distribution planning, and rate design.
Ms. Shipley came to RAP in early 2017 after serving as a senior policy analyst with the Oregon Department of Energy, where she was the agency’s lead analyst and advisor on climate and energy policy issues. She conducted technical analyses of energy strategies for meeting climate goals and participated in multistate efforts to coordinate policy and regulatory action. Prior to working for the state of Oregon, Ms. Shipley was a senior advisor on energy and environmental policy at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Shipley holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.