Julie Peacock is a policy advisor in the Economics, Policy, and Institutional Support Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Here she works on projects related to energy and transportation policy. She has a special focus on strategic stakeholder engagement and enjoys projects that involve designing opportunities for structured decision-making amongst groups with divergent interests. In working on projects, her goals are to develop implementable solutions against challenges facing the energy and transportation system by balancing the needs of diverse stakeholders with what is technologically feasible.

Prior to joining PNNL, Peacock was the Oregon Liaison at the Bonneville Power Administration, where she worked to enhance the agency’s regional relationships. In that role, she worked across the business process automation business lines with multidisciplinary teams to ensure internal awareness and understanding of regional and state policy’s implications on Bonneville. She previously held several senior positions at the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC). Her last position there was as the director of policy where she was responsible for implementing legislation, stakeholder engagement, and developing legislative proposals. Notably, she worked with Commission staff on the implementation of transportation electrification programs and modernizing utility regulation.

Before the OPUC, Peacock worked for Oregon Department of Energy as a senior policy analyst focused on renewable energy, transportation, and electricity policy. There she also acted as the co-coordinator of the Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition.

She holds a Master of Public Affairs in environmental policy and natural resource management from Indiana University and an undergraduate degree in political science and public policy from North Carolina State University. 

Research Interest

  • Energy policy and regulation
  • Transportation electrification
  • Energy equity
  • Utility regulation modernization


  • MPA in environmental policy and natural resources, Indiana University 
  • BA in political science, North Carolina State University