Erik Takayesu

Vice President, Transmission, Substations and Operations
Southern California Edison

Erik Takayesu is vice president of Transmission, Substations and Operations in the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) organization at Southern California Edison (SCE). He is 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. Prior to his current role, he served as managing director, Integrated Innovation & Modernization, 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.

He also has overseen SCE’s grid technology development, leading to major investments and programs for the company’s grid modernization efforts. He has held multiple positions during his career at SCE that include leadership in Distribution Engineering, System Planning and Grid Operations.

Takayesu is a member a member of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Reliability Issues Steering Committee, and he serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations including the North American Transmission Forum, the Western Energy Institute, and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics.

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

Erik Takayesu