Heather Donaldson is a Director in Management Consulting. Heather is a recognized thought leader serving as a member and advisor in forums focused on enabling technical capabilities, business model and policy changes. Her experience spans electricity industry domains including distributed energy resource integration, grid modernization, wholesale markets, and distribution and transmission planning.
Prior to joining Black & Veatch, Heather served as a Gubernatorial appointee to the California Public Utilities Commission, providing technical expertise concerning grid modernization as well as facilitating interconnection disputes between utilities and developers. Heather joined Southern California Edison (SCE) in August 2015 as a leader in electric system planning. In this role, she focused on bridging the communications gap between engineering need for grid modernization and policy development in regulatory arenas.