Gene Rodrigues

Assistant Secretary for Electricity
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Gene Rodrigues is the Assistant Secretary for Electricity for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Office of Electricity drives technological and operational advancements in grid systems and components, grid controls and communications, and grid-scale energy storage to ensure that our nation’s power grid remains reliable, resilient, secure, and affordable. Mr. Rodrigues also serves as DOE’s senior official on the federal interagency working group for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

Mr. Rodrigues brings over three decades of industry experience to DOE as a nationally recognized expert in clean energy policy and programs. Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Rodrigues was Vice President in the Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure practice at ICF, a global advisory and digital services provider. Before that, he garnered 23 years of industry experience as an executive at Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Rodrigues has held leadership positions in industry associations, including most recently as a member of the board of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, the chair of the board for the California Efficiency & Demand Management Council, and the chair of the outreach committee for the bipartisan Alliance to Save Energy’s Active Efficiency initiative. Previously, he served as the chair of the board for the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and as a board member on the China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance and California’s Low-Income Oversight Board.

Gene Rodriquez