President and CEO, California ISO, USA
Steve Berberich is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Independent System Operator (ISO). Mr. Berberich has navigated the ISO through a series of major changes underway in the energy industry. He has been instrumental in facilitating the transformation of the power grid to lower its reliance on fossil fuels, and driving energy policy to foster new ways to produce and consume electricity. Recognized as one of the nation’s 10 most influential energy leaders in 2014, Mr. Berberich has overseen the integration of more renewable energy than any other region in the world. Most recently, Mr. Berberich directed the deployment of the nation’s first Energy Imbalance Market, which welcomed several additional western states into the ISO’s bulk power markets. He is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally about the 21st Century Grid.