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Paul Deaver

Electric Generation System Program Specialist, California Energy Commission

Paul Deaver

Presentation: Golden Opportunities for the Golden State 

Paul Deaver is an Electric Generation System Program Specialist at the California Energy Commission (CEC). Paul joined the offshore wind team in the Siting, Transmission, and Environmental Protection Division in March of 2022. In this role, he works on workforce and economic development opportunities from developing floating offshore wind off the California coast. In his current role, Mr. Deaver is supporting development of the offshore wind strategic plan (required by Assembly Bill 525), specifically the areas of workforce and economic development opportunities from floating offshore wind.  

Mr. Deaver has been with the CEC since 2005. During his time at the CEC, before joining the offshore wind team, Paul held multiple roles, including acting as lead for developing guideline for publicly owned utilities integrated resource plan reporting requirements, and reviewing the utilities resource plans. He also modeled natural gas power plant characteristics and production cost modeling for the western electric system. Paul performed many other modeling analyses, including creating a model to estimate natural gas burner tip prices, and a methodology and model for short-term hydroelectric generation forecasting.  

Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and a master’s degree in economics from California State University Sacramento. He also holds a master’s degree in applied statistics from Penn State University. 

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