Dr. Barmack focuses on CPUC regulatory policy, particularly as it pertains to long-term procurement policy, resource adequacy, renewable integration, and combined heat and power. Dr. Barmack has spent 14 years as a student of and participant in wholesale power markets. As a consultant with The Brattle Group (3 years) and Analysis Group (6 years), Dr. Barmack performed economic analyses of competitive conditions and behavior in wholesale power markets, including analyses in support of Energy Crisis litigation. In 2006, Dr. Barmack joined the Energy Procurement group at PG&E where he was involved in policy debates related to the introduction of a centralized capacity market as well as many commercial valuations. Dr. Barmack joined Calpine in 2009. Dr. Barmack holds an A.B. in economics from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T.