Erik Takayesu is senior vice president of the Asset Strategy & Planning at Southern California Edison. He leads the company’s business and asset management strategy, electric system planning, technology demonstration and development, and wildfire safety. Since joining SCE in 1991, he led a number of organizations responsible for grid operations, the construction and maintenance of some of SCE’s largest projects, grid modernization, and distributed resource integration to enable the clean energy transition for the 21st century.
Takayesu serves on the executive board of directors for the Western Energy Institute, as well as the Dean’s Leadership boards for College of Engineering for California State University at Long Beach and California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. He’s also on the Executive Advisory Council to the IEEE Power and Engineering Society and a number of other advisory industry boards and steering committees.
Takayesu earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at California State University, Long Beach, and a master’s degree in organizational leadership at Gonzaga University. He is also a licensed professional engineer in the state of California.