Carnegie Mellon University

Steven Malnight, Duquesne Light Company President and CEODuquesne Light Company President Steven Malnight on E-mobility and The Evolving Electric Grid

Kickoff the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation's 2020 Distinguished Lecture Series with an exciting presentation on "E-mobility and The Evolving Electric Grid" by Duquesne Light Company President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Malnight. 

Malnight will discuss Duquesne Light Company's work on electrifying the transportation sector in our region, and the evolving needs of the electric grid to support e-mobility and other distributed resource deployment. These resources offer tremendous sustainability benefits, but will require integration of new technologies to ensure reliability for the future.

Lunch available at 11:45 a.m.

Date and Location

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Bosch Spark Conference Room, 5201 Scott Hall | Carnegie Mellon University | 5000 Forbes Ave.|Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Steven (Steve) E. Malnight serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of DQE Holdings, LLC, Duquesne Light Holdings, Inc. and Duquesne Light Company (DLC), a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania, including downtown Pittsburgh.

Prior to joining Duquesne Light, Malnight was Senior Vice President, Energy Supply and Policy for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. In his most recent role, Malnight oversaw the development and implementation of PG&E’s energy strategy and policy at the national, state and local levels. He was responsible for the energy supply business, including generation and procurement, corporate sustainability and clean energy initiatives, external affairs, customer care, and information technology.

After joining PG&E in 2002, Malnight held a series of key executive positions including Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, overseeing PG&E's regulatory policy efforts at the national and state levels and interaction with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He also served as Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions, Vice President of Integrated Demand Side Management and Vice President of Renewable Energy. Prior to assuming an executive role, Malnight was Special Assistant to the Chairman, and additionally held management positions in customer strategy and corporate finance, leading budgeting and planning.

Malnight holds a master's in Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He is active in national energy policy and community engagement, including serving on the Board of the Solar Electric Power Alliance, a nationwide organization that supports utility participation in solar activities.


The Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall is located on the west side of Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus between Hamerschlag Hall and the FMS building, and adjacent to the west wall of Wean Hall. We recommend you park at the East Campus Garage on Forbes Avenue and walk to Scott Hall following the directions below. VIEW PARKING RATES