Vice President - Renewables and Energy Solutions, PSE&G
Karen Reif was elected vice president - renewables and energy solutions, effective July 2018. In this role, she oversees PSE&G’s clean energy strategy. She is responsible for the operations and strategic growth of both PSE&G and PSEG Long Island’s solar energy, energy efficiency, demand response and alternative fuel vehicle programs.
As of July 2018, PSE&G has made more than $1.3 billion in solar investments in New Jersey and more than $400 million in energy efficiency programs in the state. PSE&G’s current Solar 4 All investment is concentrating on turning landfills and brownfields green by building solar farms on otherwise unusable sites. In addition, the company has announced plans to propose an additional $2.5 billion in energy efficiency programs, $300 million in electric car infrastructure investment and $100 million in battery storage projects.
Previously, Ms. Reif was senior director of continuous improvement for the Shared Services Organization at PSEG. She established this function for PSEG, which is responsible for developing sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business improvements based on industry best practices.
Ms. Reif has been with PSEG since 1995 and spent 14 of those years in the Information Technology Department. She worked in multiple areas of IT holding several leadership roles. Areas of focus included finance, strategy, business relationship, application implementation, quality assurance, process management and program management. Prior to joining PSEG, she was a consultant with Scott, Madden & Associates.
Ms. Reif holds a BA in Economics and International Studies from Emory University and a MBA (MSIA) from Carnegie Mellon University. She has the following certifications: Project Management Professional, Lean Six Sigma, and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation.