Join the Energy & Climate Club in learning more about the IRA and renewable tech from Harris School Lecturer and Vice President for regulatory affairs at NRG, Travis Kavulla.

Travis Kavulla is vice president for regulatory affairs at NRG, guiding the company’s regulatory policy related to wholesale and retail electricity, gas, and environmental-attribute markets at both the federal and state level. Travis joined NRG from the R Street Institute, where he led the think tank’s energy program. Previously, he served eight years as commissioner at the Montana Public Service Commission, including as chairman, and was President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. In addition to his service as a state regulator, he sat on the advisory council of the Electric Power Research Institute and led the steering committee responsible for electric transmission planning for the northern Rocky Mountain region of the Western United States. He also helped found and served as an independent member of the governing body of one of North America’s largest electricity markets, the Western Energy Imbalance Market. Travis received his bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard University and a master’s, also in history, at the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar.


Kent A. Chandler was appointed to the Public Service Commission by Governor Andy Beshear on July 6, 2020, and designated as Chairman on August 3, 2021.  Before coming to the PSC, Chairman Chandler advocated for Kentucky ratepayers as an attorney in the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Rate Intervention. In that position, he regularly represented consumers before the PSC in electric, gas, water and sewer utility cases and also served on the executive committee of the Consumer Advocates of the PJM States. Chairman Chandler is a member and co-vice chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) Committee on Electricity, serves on the NARUC board of directors, and represents the Mid-Atlantic region on NARUC’s executive committee. He serves on the EPRI advisory council and is president of the Organization of PJM States. He is a member of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners, where he serves as president. Chairman Chandler also represents states on the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Member Representatives Committee. Chairman Chandler, a native of Providence, Kentucky, earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Murray State University. He received a Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law.