Patrick T. Lee is vice president of major project controls of Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based
Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and
value-added products and services.
In this role, he supports the Sempra Energy family of companies, providing oversight and governance
for large construction projects, including standardizing processes, controls and reporting.
Previously, Lee was senior vice president of customer services, innovation and business strategy for
SoCalGas where he was responsible for all customer services and programs, as well as strategic
planning and development of new businesses and technologies. In addition, he oversaw environmental
policies and advanced meter implementation.
From 2009 to 2012, Lee served as vice president of the Sunrise Powerlink project for San Diego Gas &
Electric (SDG&E). Lee oversaw public affairs, environmental, land services, engineering, procurement
and construction of the $1.9 billion, 500-kilovolt transmission line - the largest capital
infrastructure project in SDG&E's history.
From 2007 to 2009, he was vice president of energy supply for Sempra Generation, which is now a part
of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power. In this position, he was responsible for natural gas procurement, energy
sales from a fleet of combined cycle and renewable power plants and daily trading and long-term
hedging of power plant output.
From 2002 to 2007, Lee held several director-level positions at SDG&E. His responsibilities in these
roles included: construction, maintenance and operations of transmission, substation and
distribution systems in the San Diego region; skills and compliance training; business processes
support and performance management.
Prior to joining SDG&E in 1991 as an engineer, he worked for the Sacramento Municipal Utility
District and the City of Roseville, California.
Lee is a council member of the California Council on Science and Technology and serves as a trustee
on the California State Parks Foundation board. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the
IEEE Smart Village - Empowering Off-Grid Communities around the world.
Lee graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from San Diego State
University and holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from California State University,
Sacramento. He is a registered professional electrical engineer in California.
He joined the CCST Council in 2013.