Robert Mullin

Deputy Editor / Enterprise


Robert is a former editor with Argus Media, where he oversaw coverage of the U.S. electricity sector, compiled daily power price indexes, and followed developments in the West as a reporter. After a stint writing about California’s cap-and-trade system, he decided to return to the relative simplicity of covering organized energy markets. Robert holds an English degree from Tulane University and a master’s in economics from University College Dublin, where his coursework focused on European integration during the headier days of the project. He lives in Portland, Ore., with his wife, Christina, and son, Henry.


Most Recent News

September 23, 2020
California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order prohibiting the sale of all gasoline-powered automobiles in the state by 2035. | California Energy Commission
September 22, 2020
FERC ruled that Avista violated its own tariff by requiring BPA to acquire additional firm point-to-point transmission service to self-supply operating reserves. | © RTO Insider
September 21, 2020
A lack of infrastructure and opposition groups are depriving the U.S. of its abundant natural gas, participants in DOE’s Natural Gas Summit said.
September 17, 2020
EIM stakeholders broadly support a proposal that would expand the Governing Body’s approval authority and grant it a “more collaborative” relationship with CAISO’s board. | CAISO
September 14, 2020
WECC Board Chair Kristine Hafner yielded her position to Vice Chair Ian McKay at the regional entity's annual meeting, during which the board approved its long-term strategy. | Chad Coleman/WECC
September 10, 2020
CalCCA called on California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint an independent panel to review a pending joint agency report on the causes of the Aug. 14-15 rolling blackouts. | CalCCA
September 8, 2020
Portland General Electric pre-emptively cut power to about 5,000 customers in high-risk fire areas near Mount Hood in the first public safety power shutoffs to affect Oregon residents. | © RTO Insider
September 7, 2020
WECC’s Joint Guidance Committee approved the creation of a task force to examine the “relevance and role” of several transmission rating procedures. | WECC
August 30, 2020
Observers cited dependence on imports, underperformance of natural gas and wind, and market manipulation as possible causes of California’s recent blackouts. | © RTO Insider
August 25, 2020
PGE said that it suffered $127 million in losses from wholesale electricity trades because of recent volatility in the California energy market. | Sherman County, Ore.