Dennis Arriola


Chief Executive Officer

Dennis was appointed to the position of CEO of AVANGRID in July 2020. With more than 25 years in the energy sector, Dennis joined AVANGRID from Sempra Energy where he was Executive Vice President and Group President and Chief Sustainability Officer. Throughout his career, Dennis has held a variety of leadership positions in gas and electric utilities as well as renewables, including Chairman and CEO of Southern California Gas Co., and Chief Financial Officer of SunPower Corp., San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Co. Dennis holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University. Dennis is on the boards of the Edison Electric Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Auto Club Enterprises. Dennis has been named one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business magazine.

Sessions With Dennis Arriola

Thursday, 10 March

  • 03:50pm - 04:30pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 09:50 pm - 10/mar/2022 10:30 pm

    Electrification of Everything: How far can it go?

    Panel Power & Renewables
    Electricity is powering a growing number of sectors. Today, electric vehicles are gaining ground, tomorrow, electricity could keep us warm and replace gas use in industrial processes. Growing the role of electricity in the energy transition is an appealing prospect as its energy intensity is falling but can electricity power everything? What are the implications of an energy system based on power? What inherent hurdles need to be addressed?