Arash Saidi

Power Engineering Manager of Distributed Resources Development & Programs

Arash Saidi oversees the development of customer-centric business solutions to address the growing needs of clean and reliable energy. His 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 is in line with LADWPs goal to decarbonize the entire grid by 2045 or sooner. His most recent program achievements include the launch of the Feed-in Tariff Plus Pilot, expansion of the Feed-in Tariff program with carport and canopy incentives, and the Commercial Energy Storage to Grid Pilot. During his 13+ year tenure at LADWP, Arash has held various engineering and system planning roles related to bulk renewable energy development and underground transmission design. Arash obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from CSULB and USC, respectively, and an MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business. He also holds a Professional Engineering license in the State of California.