Erik Takayesu

Senior Vice President, Asset Strategy & Planning
Southern California Edison

Erik Takayesu is senior vice president of the Asset Strategy & Planning organization at Southern California Edison. He leads the asset management, planning, technology and prioritization of work across the utility to help build capabilities as we execute our reliability, resiliency and clean energy goals, working closely with the SCE and Edison International strategy teams.

Before his current role, he served as vice president of Transmission, Substations and Operations in the Transmission and Distribution organization at SCE. He was responsible for all substation and transmission construction and maintenance, as well as transmission and sub-transmission grid operations, including system performance, reliability, wildfire mitigation, compliance and emergency response and restoration.

Takayesu joined SCE in 1991. Takayesu was previously managing director of Integrated Innovation & Modernization. In that role, he was responsible for developing the company’s strategy and technical capabilities for the future electric system to meet the state’s ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Takayesu serves on the boards of directors for several organizations, including the College of Engineering for California State University, Long Beach and Pomona, North American Transmission Forum, the Western Energy Institute and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics. He’s also on the Executive Advisory Council to the Power and Engineering Society (IEEE PES).

Takayesu earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at California State University, Long Beach and a master’s degree in organizational leadership at Gonzaga University. He is also a licensed professional engineer in the state of California.

Erik Takayesu