Sergej Mahnovski

Edison International

Managing Director, Strategy, Technology and Innovation

Sergej Mahnovski leads Edison International’s corporate ventures and strategic planning teams, and is focused on identifying disruptive technologies and business models to achieve carbon neutrality in California through clean energy, electrification, and reimagining the grid. Sergej previously served as the Director of the Utility of the Future team at Consolidated Edison. Sergej also served as the Director of the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability and head of energy policy for NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, where his team was responsible for citywide energy, sustainability, and resilience strategy and was awarded the Citizens Budget Commission Prize for Public Service Innovation. Sergej has served as Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He was previously Director for the Global Power Group at IHS CERA and Doctoral Fellow at RAND Corporation. Sergej holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and B.A. in History from Stanford University, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School.

Sessions With Sergej Mahnovski

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 06:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 07:10 pm

    Electric Grid Reliability & Resiliency: Climate, planning & technology

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Grid reliability and, importantly, resiliency is paramount and will increasingly become more important as we electrify energy demand in the quest to decarbonize the energy system. Weather patterns are more severe and changing around the world. Being resilient to weather impact is both the ability to withstand a severe event as well as recover from its impact. Emerging innovations, changes in planning and operations, and application of new technologies and techniques will all be necessary to respond to this challenge. The US federal government has recognized this need and is providing significant support in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)for this new world.