Brian Goldstein


Brian is a Principal Consultant at PEA, providing strategic advice and technical support to organizations active in California’s competitive electric utility markets. His experience navigating the operational complexities of load forecasting, financial analysis, retail rate design, procurement, contract management, and overall portfolio optimization is critical to the strategic success and protection of PEA’s clients.

Formerly Head of Regulatory Compliance for Direct Energy’s retail and wholesale businesses, Brian was responsible for overseeing all compliance obligations related to state, federal, regional and local regulatory agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, CA Energy Commission and other state public utilities commissions. His team ensured regulatory compliance with all wholesale, retail, trading, and power plant operations, managing regulatory, environmental, and sustainability monitoring and reporting, and driving strategy and innovation in a high risk regulatory environment. Brian also led Direct Energy’s implementation of the Dodd Frank Act, spanning the company’s commodity trading business and retail consumer protections.