California’s Low Carbon Future: Energy Efficiency and Distributed Energy Resources

Nov 2, 2015  |  7:00pm | Pollock Theater
Pedro Pizarro
President of Southern California Edison
Abstract

Southern California Edison is working to help achieve California’s ambitious carbon reduction goals by modernizing its distribution system to be flexible, adaptable and capable of two-way electrical flows to better integrate distributed energy resources – such as demand side management (Energy Efficiency/Demand Response), rooftop solar, electric vehicles and energy storage – while maintaining the reliability, safety, and power quality customers count on. SCE President Pedro Pizarro will share the company’s vision for a 21st century power system that promotes the deployment of low-carbon resources, encourages technology innovation and fosters customer choice.

Biography

Pedro Pizarro is President of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest investor owned electric utilities. From 2011 to 2014, Pedro was President of Edison Mission Energy, which at the time was a subsidiary of Edison International (EIX). Pedro joined EIX in 1999 and has held a wide range of positions at EIX and SCE, including Director of Strategic Planning, Vice President of Technology Business Development, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Senior Vice President of Power Procurement and Executive Vice President of Power Operations. Prior to his work at EIX and SCE, Pedro was a senior engagement manager with McKinsey & Company. Pedro is a graduate of Harvard University and earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.

Event TypeEnergy Leadership Lecture