The afternoon panel, moderated by Don Soderberg, Southwest Gas Vice President of Pricing, narrowed in on the key players involved in Nevada's renewable energy future and openly discussed the economic development initiatives needed to drive a renewable energy focused economy throughout the state.
"In addition to updating our rates to reflect current costs, the application allows Southwest Gas to embrace the Commission's recently-drafted gas utility energy efficiency standard," said Don Soderberg, vice president of Pricing.
Donald L. SoderbergSoderberg joined Southwest in November 2008 as Vice President/External Affairs to serve as central liaison with several departments that interface with regulators and legislators, as well as other government officials and business partners.Effective October 2009 in his new position as Vice President/Pricing, he is responsible for the Pricing and Tariffs, Revenue Requirements, and Federal Regulatory Affairs Departments.Prior to joining Southwest, Soderberg was Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada and also served on the state's Transportation Services Authority.In his role as PUC chairman, he reorganized the agency for greater efficiency and focus, and became a strong advocate for utilities' use of more balanced resource portfolios, including an increase in the use of renewable energy.Most recently, he worked in Government Public Affairs at R&R Partners in Las Vegas.
Donald Soderberg is administrator of the state's Division of Industrial Relations.He is based in the Las Vegas office and oversees the division's statewide operations.Soderberg has more than 25 years of legal and regulatory experience, including eight years as the chairman of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission.
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