Chief Executive Officer
Silicon Valley Clean Energy
As the Chief Executive Officer, Girish Balachandran plans, organizes and directs the overall administrative activities and operations of SVCE, advises and assists the Board of Directors, oversees power supply planning and procurement, stays apprised of legislation and regulations impacting operations, presides over the Energy Risk Oversight Committee, and represents SVCE interests with outside agencies, local businesses and the community at large.
Girish has more than 28 years of experience in California utilities, most recently serving as the General Manager of Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) for four years. Girish got his start in public power as an analyst at the City of Pasadena Department of Water and Power. He then moved to Santa Clara County to work for City of Palo Alto Utilities for sixteen years. While at City of Palo Alto Utilities, Girish gained increasing levels of responsibility and moved into management as the Manager of Supply Resources, and eventually Assistant Director of Utilities, Resource Management. Girish became the General Manager of City of Alameda, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) in 2007 where he served as General Manager for 7 years.