Girish Balachandran

CEO, Silicon Valley Clean Energy

As the Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), Girish Balachandran works with the elected Board to develop and implement strategies empowering the SVCE team and community achieve its ambitious decarbonization goals. He leads the passionate employees of SVCE as they creatively solve challenges to bend the carbon curve downward in the electric supply, built environment and transportation sectors.

Girish has more than 30 years of experience in California utilities, including serving as the General Manager of Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) and Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) and as an Assistant General Manager for the City of Palo Alto Utilities. His professional education includes a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Anna University in India.