HUBweek Change Maker: Dean Seavers
Dean Seavers joined National Grid in 2014 as U.S. President of National Grid. Dean’s career as a value creator has included leadership roles at GE, United Technologies, and Tyco. He led GE Security, a $2 billion product and technology group, and he also led a $4 billion global services portfolio for United Technologies. Dean was a founding partner of Red Hawk Fire & Security and led its emergence as the second largest independent fire and security platform in the U.S. At National Grid, his focus is on continuing the performance progress that underpins the company’s $7 billion business in the U.S. while driving its clean energy transition agenda of building the advanced natural gas and electricity networks that are necessary for our 21st century digital economy.
Zoe Dobuler: What do you envision the U.S. energy landscape looking like in 10 years? In 100? What excites you most about the future of the energy industry?
Dean Seavers: The energy industry of tomorrow looks very different from today. In 10 years, I envision millions of electric vehicles on the road, a major shift to renewable resources, and innovative smart grids that give customers choice/control of their energy consumption. This is all in the works now with the goal of decarbonization.
National Grid is at the forefront of this clean energy transition. We’re introducing more rooftop solar, energy storage, and connections to large-scale renewable energy such as offshore wind. We continue to grow our efficiency programs all to best serve our customers, communities and the environment around us. It’s hard not to be excited about the future of our industry, and the future of our company.