• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Pedro Pizarro

Edison International

President & Chief Executive Officer

Pedro Pizarro is president and chief executive officer of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. Edison International is also the parent company of Edison Energy, a portfolio of competitive businesses providing commercial and industrial customers with energy management and procurement services. He is a member of Edison International’s board of directors. Previously, Pizarro served as president of SCE and president of Edison Mission Energy (EME), an independent power producer subsidiary. Pizarro joined Edison International in 1999, moved to SCE in 2001 and progressed through several leadership roles before joining EME. Before his work at Edison, Pizarro was a senior engagement manager with McKinsey & Company in Los Angeles, providing management consulting services to energy, technology, engineering services and banking clients. Pizarro earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and held National Science Foundation and Department of Defense graduate fellowships. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Harvard University. Pizarro is a vice chair for the Edison Electric Institute and serves on the boards of Electric Power Research Institute, Caltech and 3M. He previously represented the electric industry on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) and served on the board of Argonne National Laboratory and California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery.

Sessions With Pedro Pizarro

Thursday, 9 March

  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 10/mar/2023 01:30 am - 10/mar/2023 03:00 am

    Dinner & Dialogue | Securing Infrastructure: Cyber and other threats

    Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity
    The deployment of critical infrastructure to meet the world’s growing energy needs is creating a more sophisticated and interconnected energy system that is exposed to greater cyber risks. New supply technologies are increasing the range of potential targets. Distributed energy resources are multiplying the digital attack surface. In a turbulent geopolitical landscape of global rivalries and conflict, adversaries are expanding their cyber capabilities and means to subvert systems. How are government and industry thinking through the cyber component of energy security? What measures are they taking to increase resilience and build additional layers of protection for critical infrastructure? How is the toolkit of threat responses evolving?