Michael Backstrom - Southern California Edison

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Managing Director, Energy & Environmental Policy

Michael Backstrom is the Managing Director, Energy & Environmental Policy for Southern California Edison (SCE).  In this role, he is responsible for leading the analysis of proposed energy and environmental regulations; developing regulatory engagement strategies; overseeing advocacy at state and federal environmental agencies; and ensuring effective case management of key energy policy proceedings. Included in his area of responsibility are SCE’s policy positions and regulatory submissions related to advancing electric transportation.  


Mr. Backstrom joined SCE in 2005 as an attorney, responsible for regulatory proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Pepperdine University and a juris doctor from the University of Southern California.