Daniel Chia

Member of the Board

Term: March 2014 – March 2016

Solar City, Inc.


Daniel Chia is the director of policy and electricity markets for SolarCity, a San Mateo, Calif., company, overseeing their legislative, regulatory and political affairs in California, Nevada and other Western states.

Mr. Chia has more than 15 years’ experience in government affairs involving environmental and energy policy and regulation. He previously worked for the California Public Utilities Commission as deputy director of its Office of Government Affairs and as a legislative and policy liaison for four California State Assembly members. He has also served as a coastal program analyst for the California Coastal Commission, focusing on the impacts of energy and other industrial projects on coastal resources.

He received a bachelor of science degree in environmental policy analysis and planning from UC Davis and a master’s in public policy from UC Berkeley.