John brings deep expertise to his role as President and CEO of PEA, with over 20 years’ experience in electric resource procurement, financial planning, rate-setting and regulatory support services.
He has held senior leadership positions in the wholesale, retail and regulated sectors of the electric utility industry, and has successfully structured a number of new energy enterprises, taking advantage of opportunities available in the energy markets with a particular emphasis on renewable technologies.
John’s projects have included the formation of the first Community Choice Aggregation program in California’s history, project management support for new generation facility development, negotiation of transmission contracts, interconnection agreements, power purchase agreements, and financial transactions.
He has often been called on to assist in technical/legal proceedings, and has testified before the CPUC in numerous proceedings regarding key issues impacting customers and alternative energy providers. Prior to co-founding Pacific Energy Advisors and founding Dalessi Management Consulting LLC, John held senior management positions at Navigant Consulting, Inc., the Automated Power Exchange, PG&E Energy Services, and Southern California Edison.