2021 Conference Speaker Bios

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Chanel Parson

Southern California Edison

Chanel Parson is the Director of Advanced Energy Solutions at Southern California Edison (SCE). In her current role, she is responsible for SCE’s energy efficiency, demand response, and customer generation and storage efforts. In her prior role, Chanel served as the Principal Manager of eMobility at SCE and led a team to execute SCE’s portfolio of programs designed to address key barriers to eMobility: availability, affordability, and awareness.

The portfolio Chanel managed includes: Charge Ready, a $432M infrastructure program to install 30,000+ EV charging ports for light duty electric vehicles, and Charge Ready Transport, a $356M program to electrify 8,000+ medium/heavy-duty fleet vehicles. Chanel was also responsible for the administration of the statewide California Clean Fuel Reward Program and SCE’s Pre-Owned EV Rebate Program.

With over 16 years of utility experience, Chanel has led teams in customer programs, safety, regulatory, project management, electric distribution operations, and training.

Chanel has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UCLA, a Master of Arts in Organizational Behavior and Program Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University, and a Master of Business Administration from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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