Erik Takayesu

Vice President, Transmission, Substations and Operations

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, compliance, and emergency response and restoration.

Takayesu has worked at SCE for more than 27 years in various leadership roles. Most recently, 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.

Takayesu also has overseen SCE’s grid technology research and 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 over bargaining unit operators and field personnel.

Takeyesu is a member of the IEEE Advisory Board of the Power and Engineering Society, as well as an executive planning committee member for Western Energy Institute. Takeysu 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.