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. Travis lives in Maryland with his wife and three children.