Steve Berberich Appointed President & CEO of JPS

(Kingston May 30, 2023)    The JPS Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Steve Berberich as the energy company’s new President & CEO, effective May 31, 2023.

Steve Berberich is an internationally recognized industry expert in electric grid operations and markets, renewable and related technologies, information technology, and cyber security. He brings over 38 years of experience from fields such as utility leadership, business consulting, financial services, banking and finance.

Mr. Berberich is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Independent System Operator (ISO), which is one of the world’s largest transmission organizations, managing the electric grid and wholesale power markets for 32 million Californians and throughout the Western US. During his tenure, he navigated the ISO through a series of major changes underway in the energy industry.  He was instrumental in facilitating the transformation of the power grid to lower its reliance on fossil fuels, and driving energy policy to foster new ways to produce and consume electricity.

Recognized as one of the USA’s 10 most influential energy leaders in 2014, Mr. Berberich oversaw the integration of more renewable energy than any other region in the world.  He directed the deployment of the USA’s first Energy Imbalance Market, which welcomed several additional western states into the ISO’s bulk power markets.  He is a frequent speaker in the US and internationally about the 21st century grid.

Steve Berberich replaces Michel Gantois, whose tenure as JPS President & CEO ends today, May 30.


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