Tom Bialek is the chief engineer at San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E), where his responsibilities involve technology strategy and policy for transmission and distribution (T&D) issues, including equipment, operations, planning, distributed generation, and development of new technologies.
Over the past four decades, Bialek has held various positions with other North American utilities and equipment manufacturers. His experience includes electric utility design, planning, and operation as well as equipment design, development, and manufacturing. He is leading SDG&E’s technical analysis supporting the iPredict effort.
Bialek currently serves on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee as vice chair of the smart grid subcommittee. He also chairs the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s electric system integration technical review panel.