Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer | PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Sumeet Singh is Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He is responsible for all of the utility’s operations, including Gas, Electric and Generation, as well as the Safety and Wildfire & Emergency Operations teams. In this new role, he is seeking to further increase connectivity between risk and safety and the operation's landscape to enable operational execution excellence across the board.
Singh previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Safety Officer, overseeing the company's integrated workforce health and safety strategy, its safety culture, and management of both operational risks such as wildfires, nuclear, dams, natural gas, natural disasters and non-operational risks such as cybersecurity, pandemic and others.
Singh has held a number of other leadership roles within PG&E, including serving as the Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, and Vice President, Asset Management and Community Wildfire Safety Program. This program consists of measures intended to further reduce risk on PG&E's electric system and includes partnering with communities on wildfire safety and prevention efforts. Key facets include real-time monitoring and intelligence, new and enhanced safety measures, and system hardening and resiliency efforts.
Singh also served as Vice President of Portfolio Management & Engineering in PG&E's Gas Operations, responsible for planning, prioritizing and providing oversight of Gas Operations' portfolio of work. Additionally, Singh served as Vice President, Asset & Risk Management in PG&E's Gas Operations, responsible for overseeing all aspects of records management, developing a clear understanding amongst the workforce of codes and standards, identifying and managing risk based on a rigorous approach to understanding PG&E's natural gas system, and leveraging technology to enhance and streamline operations.
Joining PG&E in 2000 as an engineer, Singh also worked in various natural gas distribution and transmission engineering roles, as well as in the Finance and Energy Procurement functions.
Singh has also served as the Gas Safety and Integrity Officer at Picarro Inc., leading a global organization focused on the growth of an innovative technology based on hardware-enabled analytics informing asset management solutions to drive a safer and cleaner natural gas system by improving the overall risk spend efficiency.
Singh holds a bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is a registered professional Civil Engineer in the State of California. Singh serves on the board of GTI Energy, a leading research and training organization focused on developing, scaling and deploying energy transition solutions