Laura J. Manz


Energy, Sustainability, & Infrastructure

Folsom, CA +1.916.613.3262

Areas of Expertise

Laura Manz is a Director in the Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure segment, bringing more than 30 years of experience in executive management, operations and strategy in the electric and gas utility industry. She is a recognized leader in the energy industry with strong expertise encompassing electricity markets, grid planning and operations, rates and ratemaking, distributed energy, and advanced technologies.

Laura's executive experience includes interactions with Chief Executives and Boards of Directors and other stakeholders of member-driven organizations. She was instrumental in restructuring power grid operations, markets and planning in the Mid-Atlantic (PJM), California (CAISO), and Texas (ERCOT). Additionally, Laura has consulted internationally on electricity industry restructuring and power markets.

Laura's demonstrated ability to solve complex issues and implement strategic initiatives has resulted in innovative processes such as California’s Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) and retail choice programs such as the New Jersey Basic Generation Service (BGS) program, and California’s More Than Smart (MTS) Distributed Energy initiative.

Learn about the work Laura is doing related to the value and benefits of American Electric Power transmission investments.

MBA, Drexel University
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Lafayette College
Membership and Activity Information
Senior Member, IEEE
Education and Outreach Committee Member
Cleantech San Diego
Board Member, Cabrillo National Monument Conservancy

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