Full Name
Samantha Weaver
Job Title
Director of Interconnection & Grid Integration Policy
Coalition for Community Solar Access
Speaker Bio
Samantha Weaver is the Director of Interconnection and Grid Integration Policy at the Coalition
for Community Solar Access, where she leads CCSA’s engagement in policy discussions and
regulatory proceedings related to interconnection, grid planning, cost allocation, and grid

Sam previously served on the Public Policy and Local Development teams at East Bay
Community Energy (EBCE), one of the largest community choice energy providers in northern
California, where she led EBCE's initiatives aimed at low-income customers, and launched
EBCE’s first community solar program. Prior to EBCE, she held roles at Pacific Gas & Electric
focused on internal strategy, policy, and regulatory affairs, and supported the filing of PG&E’s
first Grid Modernization Plan at the California Public Utilities Commission.

Sam spent the first half of her career doing data analysis and market research, and previously
held positions in the Electricity Markets & Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory, and at IHS Emerging Energy Research. She holds an M.A. in Urban &
Environmental Policy & Planning from Tufts University and a B.A. from Kalamazoo College in
Samantha Weaver