Vice President, Wildfire Safety and Public Engagement | Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Aaron Johnson is Vice President, Wildfire Safety and Public Engagement and leads the collaborative efforts of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) wildfire safety program, including coordination with counties and communities for Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) events and other wildfire safety activities. He began in this role in February 2020 and served in an interim capacity in this role since 2018.
Before transitioning to Electric Operations, Johnson was Vice President, Customer Energy Solutions, overseeing demand-side customer solutions, including energy efficiency, demand response, time-variable pricing options, electric vehicles and distributed generation. Since joining the company in 2008, Johnson has also directed various customer-focused programs and led work on PG&E's policy, planning and development of renewable energy as part of the wholesale power organization. Prior to PG&E, Johnson worked at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as energy advisor to two Commissioners and was a member of the senior management team.
Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in optical engineering from the University of Rochester and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales in Australia. He also serves on the board of SPUR, a nonprofit think tank and civic planning organization focusing on holistic solutions to urban issues.