Principal Manager, Electric System Planning Strategy and Engagement
Southern California Edison
Heather Sanders joined Southern California Edison in August 2015. Within electric system planning, her team is focused on planning the subtransmission system, environmental licensing, and strategic engagement to promote grid modernization. Before joining SCE, she held multiple roles at the California Independent System Operator in regulatory policy and smart grid technology and strategy. While at the ISO, she jointly led several road mapping efforts with the CPUC and CEC. These roadmaps outline needed actions to advance California energy and environment objectives with publications focused on Energy Storage, Demand Response and Energy Efficiency, and Vehicle Grid Integration. Prior to the ISO, she worked in the software and consulting business facilitating wholesale energy market participation. Ms. Sanders is a member of the DOE Electricity Advisory Committee and GridWise Architecture Council and serves on the committee for DistribuTech. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and a MBA from the University of Utah.