Paul Lau

As Assistant General Manager of Power Supply & Grid Operations, Paul Lau is responsible for overseeing the purchase and sales of SMUD’s gas and electric commodities, the reliability of the electric generation, transmission, and distribution systems, and SMUD’s renewable portfolio standard. He is currently the executive sponsor for SMUD’s deployment of advanced metering infrastructure and smart grid initiatives.

Lau has over 30 years of utility experience and is a registered professional electrical engineer in the State of California and received his bachelor’s degree in electrical power engineering from California State University, Sacramento. Lau is also an executive Board member & Commissioner of the Transmission Agency of Northern California and the Balancing Authority of Northern California.