Jesús Arredondo

Principal and Founder

Jesús Arredondo is the principal and founder of Advantage Government Consulting LLC (Advantage Consulting) and has over 20 years of experience in public, government and regulatory affairs, including concentrated experience in energy and agriculture policy issues.

Prior to launching Advantage Consulting, Arredondo worked as a senior advisor for two major public relations firms in the United States and Mexico. Arredondo also served as a policy advisor to two major transmission projects in the West, principal advisor on an education effort in California concerning natural gas and on a national education campaign concerning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s push for standard market design. Before launching Advantage Consulting, Arredondo served five years as Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs for a fortune 200 independent power producer and two years at the California Power Exchange, where he served as Director of Corporate Communications.

Since launching Advantage Consulting, Jesús has been providing guidance to clients by overseeing regulatory case filings and related activities including coordinating the activities of outside legal counsel, communications and lobbying efforts for private companies and non-profit coalitions. Specific work has also included providing support for due diligence reviews on generation acquisition and disposition, ensuring regulatory compliance and providing representation for clients before federal, state and local governments in the Western United States and Latin America on a wide range of issues related to energy and agriculture.

Arredondo’s past experience in government as Deputy Secretary for Marketing and Communications at the California Trade and Commerce Agency, Deputy Chief of Protocol for the State of California, Deputy Press Secretary to former California Governor Pete Wilson and as a bilingual spokesman for the Arnold Schwarzenegger for California Governor Campaign is greatly supported by his cultivated relationship with Western state’s and national media.

Arredondo earned undergraduate degrees from the University of California at Davis and graduate degrees from the University of Miami and the University of California at Los Angeles.  Jesús served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.

RECENT STORIES BY Jesús

SACCWIS Recommends Extending Retirement Dates for OTC Facilities – Again

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The Statewide Advisory Committee on Cooling Water Intake Structures (SACCWIS), which is composed of the CAISO, CCEC, and CPUC – filed a draft report to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) this week (9/20) recommending that the OTC facilities slated for retirement remain on-line for an additional 3 and 5 years.  Specifically, the report […]

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California Narrowly Avoids Blackouts as Record Heat Blisters Golden State

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A record-breaking heat storm is hitting California and for seven (7) consecutive days, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has called a “Flex Alert.”  The Alerts have been in effect daily since September 1, during the peak electricity consumption hours from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The hope is that Californians state-wide will reduce their energy […]

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Flex Alerts Continue as Blistering Temperatures Burn California

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A heat storm is hitting California and for five (5) consecutive days, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has called “Flex Alert.” The Alert is in effect today (9/4/2022) from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The hope is that Californians state-wide will reduce their energy use while the Flex Alert is in effect, so that power […]

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Governor Newsom Enjoys Environmental Victories on Last Day of Session – Also Wins on Diablo

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On the final day of the legislative session, Governor Gavin Newsom scored major victories on some of his “5 point climate plan,” including the “lithium valley,” and Diablo.  As for what kind of “horse trading” or favors were afforded for the votes – those will eventually be revealed.  Final Outcomes Codifying the state’s goal to […]

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