Arash Saidi

Power Engineering Manager overseeing Distributed Resource Development and Programs.

Arash Saidi is a Power Engineering Manager of Distributed Resource Development and Programs for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) and oversees the development of customer-centric business solutions to address the growing needs of clean and reliable energy. LADWP has made a commitment to accelerate and determine the optimal business strategies and processes to facilitate a broader renewable and distributed energy resource (DER) procurement that is beneficial to LADWP’s electric infrastructure and its customers. The eventual mandate is to decarbonize the entire LA grid by 2045 or sooner. During his 13+ year tenure at LADWP, Arash has held various engineering and system planning roles related to bulk renewable energy development. Arash obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from CSULB and USC and an MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business. He also holds a Professional Engineering license in the State of California.