President and CEO
Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Sheri Givens serves as President and CEO of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), an educational nonprofit with over 1,100 members nationwide including utilities, corporations, technology companies, regulators, advocates, and other stakeholders focused on actionable solutions to accelerate the transformation to a carbon-free energy system.
She joined SEPA after serving as vice president of U.S. policy and regulatory strategy at National Grid leading and supporting company-wide efforts toward an equitable and affordable clean energy transition, net zero planning and progress, external engagement, and electric and heat strategy. Prior to joining National Grid, she headed an independent consulting company providing energy advisory services.
Sheri spent over ten years in public service as attorney for the Texas Legislature, Public Utility Commission of Texas, Texas Workforce Commission, and Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel (OPUC). From 2009 to 2013, the Texas Governor appointed her to lead OPUC as the utility consumer advocate representing the state’s 20 million residential and small business electric and communications customers in legislative proceedings, commission hearings, and on the boards of both the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and the Texas Reliability Entity.
She currently serves on multiple boards including Keystone Energy, RE+ Events, and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. She is a member of the U.S. DOE’s Electricity Advisory Committee. She obtained her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her juris doctor from the University of Houston Law School. She currently resides in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.
Monday, September 11, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT