Speaker Date Topic
Paul Lau; CEO and General Manager of SMUD Apr 23, 2021 7:30 AM
What the future holds for SMUD
What the future holds for SMUD

A nationally and internationally recognized expert in emerging energy technologies, Lau moves to SMUD’s top post after serving as chief grid strategy and operations officer since 2015. In that capacity, he had responsibility for SMUD’s power supply and distributed energy resources strategies, including the operating strategies of SMUD’s generation, transmission and distribution systems. Lau has been a member of SMUD’s executive leadership team since 2008 and has held a variety of c-suite roles, including overseeing customer, technology and energy delivery.

Lau joined SMUD in 1982 as an electrical engineering student while completing his Bachelor of Science in Engineering at California State University, Sacramento and joined SMUD permanently as an assistant electrical engineer after he graduated in 1984.

He serves as Vice Chair of the Large Public Power Council Emerging Trends Task Force, on the Board of Directors of the Smart Electric Power Alliance, as a Board Member of the Electric Transportation Community Development Corporation and as an Alternate Commissioner of the Balancing Authority of Northern California. Lau is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Sacramento State University Foundation, where he also serves as Treasurer, and Los Rios Colleges Foundation. He serves as Director-at-Large and is a Past Chair of the Sacramento Asian-Pacific Chamber of Commerce.

Jolene Nakao - Ambassadorial Scholar Apr 30, 2021 7:30 AM
Life after serving as an Ambassadorial Scholar

Former Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar (2008) that studied in Capetown, Africa.

Dark May 28, 2021 7:30 AM
No meeting due to Memorial Holiday
No meeting due to Memorial Holiday
Rich Desmond; District 3 Supervisor; County of Sac Jun 18, 2021 7:30 AM
Current Issues confronting Sacramento County
Current Issues confronting Sacramento County