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Nancy Ander, Deputy Director - Sustainability

Nancy Ander began serving as deputy director of the Office of Sustainability for DGS in July 2016.

Ander most recently managed the Demand Side Management (DSM) Strategy and Compliance group at Southern California Edison Company. She was responsible for leading a department in developing and implementing the overall strategy for the company’s energy efficiency, demand response and customer solar program portfolio. Specific areas of focus included planning and policy for both the current and future DSM portfolios, as well as oversight of all compliance and reporting to the California Public Utilities Commission. Additional areas of focus include integrating DSM to meet cost, grid reliability and carbon emission reduction goals.


Prior to that, she oversaw energy efficiency and climate action planning initiatives with local governments and institutions.

Ander also supported public policy at the California Energy Commission. She developed energy codes and managed research to develop new innovative technologies in Renewables and Energy Efficiency. Most notably, Ander developed and managed the first Public Interest Research program for DSM and helped to lead the program to national prominence.


She has also provided consulting services in the private sector in the areas of structural and energy design and plan checking, as well as program evaluation and reporting.

Ander has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered engineer with the state.