Greg Kiraly is Chief Operating Officer at Hydro One Limited in Toronto, the largest electricity provider in Ontario. Hydro One owns and operates over 98 per cent of Ontario’s electric transmission assets, serving numerous local distribution companies through direct transmission access, as well as 75 per cent of the province’s electric distribution infrastructure serving 1.3 million residential, industrial and commercial customers.
Kiraly is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in the utility sector. He has an extensive background in energy transmission and distribution having served in various executive leadership roles across three of the largest investor-owned utilities in the United States and now Canada.
As COO at Hydro One, Kiraly oversees the complete transmission and distribution value chain including Planning, Engineering, Construction, Operations, Maintenance, and Forestry; Health, Safety and Environment; Information Technology; Shared Services functions including Facilities, Real Estate, Fleet, and Procurement; and the Hydro One Remote Communities subsidiary.
He is also the executive sponsor of the Women in Trades, Technology and Engineering (WTTE) Network, an employee resource group which aims to foster a workplace culture that empowers, inspires and includes women at all levels of the organization in trades, technology and engineering.
Prior to joining Hydro One in 2016, Kiraly served as senior vice president of Electric Transmission and Distribution at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in San Francisco, which delivers safe and reliable energy to more than 16 million customers in northern and central California. Since joining PG&E in 2008, Kiraly led efforts that achieved the lowest employee injury rates ever, seven straight years of record electric reliability, and over $500M in productivity improvements and efficiency savings.
Before PG&E, Kiraly held executive-level positions in energy delivery at Commonwealth Edison (Exelon) in Chicago and leadership positions in both gas and electric distribution at Public Service Electric and Gas Company in Newark, New Jersey.