Obadiah Bartholomy

Manager of Distributed Energy Strategy for Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Obadiah Bartholomy is the Manager of Distributed Energy Strategy at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. His team is responsible for developing enterprise strategy for addressing the transition to a more distributed energy future. Key areas include working with traditional utility planning departments to modify their processes to incorporate DER adoption implications, as well as developing new business models for the utility to participate in delivering new energy services. He has worked at SMUD for 15 years, including much of that in R&D relating to climate change, solar PV, and emerging energy efficiency technologies. Obadiah is Vice President of the Utility Variable Generation Integration Group, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California.

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Cal Poly
  • MS, Transportation Technology and Policy, UC Davis