June 21st * San Francisco, CA

The Distribution System of the Future

The electric distribution systems in California are seeing rapid changes in the manner in which they are planned and operated. PG&E’s Distribution Resources Plan and other related proceedings are being evaluated by the CPUC. FERC is considering the CAISO’s proposal to allow aggregated distributed energy resources to participate in the wholesale power market. Mr. Malnight will provide his perspective on the distribution utility of the future and the many complex issues that utilities, legislators and regulators will address in the coming years.

About Our Speaker:
STEVE MALNIGHT is Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He is responsible for developing, coordinating and managing policy with state and federal regulatory agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He also is responsible for developing and filing rate proposals with the CPUC, and for oversight of the company’s gas and electric tariffs. Malnight joined PG&E in 2002 and has held diverse leadership positions within the company. After serving as Director of Customer Strategy and then Senior Director of Finance, leading the company’s budgeting and planning process, he became Special Assistant to the Chairman of PG&E’s Corporation in 2007. Subsequent roles included Vice President of Renewable Energy and Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions, an organization providing integrated energy solutions to help customers save energy and money. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs in September 2014. Malnight holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Solar Electric Power Association, a nationwide organization that supports utility participation in solar activities. Malnight also serves on the Board of Advisors for The Salvation Army of Alameda County, a non-profit organization committed to serving families in crisis.