Vice President, Engineering & Technical Services
Southern California Edison
Kevin M. Payne is Vice President of Engineering and Technical Services for Southern California Edison (SCE). He is responsible for planning and engineering SCE’s electric system across its 50,000 square mile service territory, which serves more than 14 million people in southern and central California. SCE is currently undertaking a 5-year, $20 billion investment plan to expand and replace its electric infrastructure to support reliability and renewable energy. He is also responsible for development and demonstration of advanced technologies, business process and technology integration, transmission regulatory policy and compliance, and the operation of a telecommunications business, Edison Carrier Solutions.
Kevin has been with SCE for 25 years and formerly held the position of Vice President of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for SCE, where he led a comprehensive 5-year, $500 million program to implement SAP integrated software systems and streamline the company’s business operations. Prior to that, Kevin was the Director of Renewable and Alternative Power, responsible for power procurement from renewable generators and building SCE’s renewable generation portfolio. Kevin has held various other management positions at SCE in engineering and construction, customer service, and energy efficiency, Kevin has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and is a registered professional engineer in the state of California. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board for The College of Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona.
Kevin and his wife, Paige, live in Yorba Linda. They have a 17 year-old son, Chris, who is a senior at Orange Lutheran High School, and a 13 year-old daughter, Kelly, who is in the 8th grade. Kevin’s personal interests include golf, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and water sports.