As Acting Director, Sabrina Campbell oversees budget planning, development and execution in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Prior to joining EERE, she served in the Under Secretary of Energy Office where she chaired budget development oversight and all fiscal-related matters of 12 program offices. Additionally, she provided expertise on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and other issues.
Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), she worked on tax enforcement matters for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ms. Campbell began her career in energy at the FERC as a manager of oil pipeline rate cases. Later, she developed natural gas expertise by working on complex gas pipeline rate cases. She testified numerous times before an administrative law judge as FERC's expert witness in these proceedings, covering base rate additions, CWIP allowances, rate base valuations, formula rates, incentive and hypothetical ratemaking.
She also served in the Executive Director's office at the FERC, implementing the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1986, interacting with the Office of management and Budget. After leaving FERC she joined private industry first with the Central & South West (CSW) Corporation, where she worked in the Fuels Department at CSW headquarters in Dallas. There, she performed spot and firm supply analysis for coal and gas suppliers to four CSW operating subsidiaries. She also performed cost-benefit studies of proposals offered in contract negotiations by rail shippers and gas and coal suppliers to meet the generation needs of CSW's four operating companies. She was then promoted to CSW's Washington, D.C. office.
Following the merger with American Electric Power (AEP), she served as Director of Federal Relations, actively lobbied Congress on public policy positions at the FERC, DOE, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and the Treasury Department on an assortment of energy-related issues. She managed issues ranging from pole attachments, Department of Transportation hours of service matters for linemen, regional tranmission operators/independent system operators, and ratemaking issues, interfacing with various state utility commissions on Dodd-Frank commodity trading issues, and a myriad of tax and other finance issues.
Ms. Campbell has a bachelor's degree in business administration, a master's in Business and Public Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas.