With over 17 years in the electric utility industry, Lora is currently serving as the Chief Zero Carbon Officer for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). In this role she is responsible for the delivery of SMUD’s 2030 zero carbon plan and is responsible for SMUD’s energy supply. This includes design, construction, maintenance, and transition of our power generation assets; the sale and procurement of energy resources and settlements of energy transactions; and customer program design and development pertaining to distributed energy resources. Lora also has responsibility for research and development activities and establishing new business partnerships that align with SMUD’s 2030 zero carbon goal.
Lora’s previous leadership experience includes overseeing the day-to-day operations of the distribution grid, transmission and distribution maintenance engineering, the development of electrical design and construction standards and the work management activities for line design and construction. Lora led the deployment of SMUD’s smart meter project and managed SMUD’s distribution automation project.
Lora earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the California State University, Sacramento and currently serves on the Board of Directors for California State University, Sacramento Alumni Association.