An Executive’s View of the Changes Driving the Energy Economy
The energy environment that looms large in 2035 will be complex and challenging, and it will take great policy, process, programs, innovation, ideas, and initiative in order to keep generating prosperity and productivity for communities everywhere. Hear from one the nation’s leading energy executives and his view of the essential items needed for the energy economy of the future.
Ronald L. Litzinger is president of Edison Energy, the holding company for Edison International’s competitive businesses in emerging sectors of the electric industry. He is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of competitive subsidiaries that includes SoCore Energy, Edison Transmission and Edison Energy Solutions.
Previously, Litzinger was president of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric utilities that safely provides reliable and affordable electricity to nearly 5 million customers in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Litzinger became president of SCE in January, 2011.
From 2008 to 2010, Litzinger was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission Energy (EME), a competitive power generation business of Edison International at the time.
Litzinger joined the company as an engineer at SCE in 1987. He moved to EME in 1995 and was named vice president there in 1998. From 1999 to 2002, he served as EME’s senior vice president of worldwide operations and as senior vice president and chief technical officer in 2002. In 2004, he was named vice president of Strategic Planning for Edison International and the following year, he was named senior vice president for SCE’s Transmission and Distribution Business Unit.
Before joining Edison, Litzinger was an engineer for Texaco subsidiaries.
Litzinger serves on the Board of Directors of AEGIS (Associate Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited). He is on the Board of the CalChamber (California Chamber of Commerce) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, and is a member of the Visiting Committee at the University of Washington’s College of Engineering.
Litzinger earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in management from the University of Redlands.