Michael Backstrom

Vice President, Regulatory Policy
Southern California Edison

Michael Backstrom is vice president of Regulatory Policy for Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. He leads the analysis of proposed energy and environmental policies, development and execution of state and federal regulatory engagement strategies, pricing and rate design development and case management of key energy policy proceedings. Backstrom also oversees the strategy and regulatory affairs operating unit in the interim.

Backstrom joined SCE in 2005 as an attorney in the legal department, responsible for regulatory proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission. He has held several leadership positions, including managing director of Energy and Environmental Policy, director of Customer Experience and director of the Office of the CEO. In addition, he was a manager of federal policy in SCE’s Washington, D.C. office.

Previously, Backstrom was an associate in the Los Angeles office of Howrey LLP, where his practice focused on commercial litigation.

Backstrom serves as a board member of the Alliance for Transportation Electrification and executive committee member of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Pepperdine University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California.

Michael Backstrom