Carolyn Barbash

Vice President of Business Development and Community Strategy, NV Energy

Carolyn Barbash serves as vice president of business development and community strategy for NV Energy.

Formerly, she was Vice President of energy market policy at NV Energy, where she led efforts to develop policies and business models for Nevada’s electric market. Prior to her energy market policy role, she was vice president for PacifiCorp, leading efforts to explore the potential of creating a regional energy market with the California Independent System Operator. Carolyn has 30 years of energy delivery and policy experience, and has held various executive positions at NV Energy, including compliance, transmission and electric and gas operations. She has led grid operations, planning, major project management and implementation of NV Energy’s participation in the California ISO’s Energy Imbalance Market.

She holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Carolyn currently serves on the board of the Nevada Women’s Fund and the University of Nevada College of Engineering Advisory Board. She also has served on the board of the Western Electric Coordinating Council, the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, the Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley and the Western Nevada College Foundation. Carolyn, a native Nevadan, enjoys being outdoors, hiking, skiing and fly fishing with her family.

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