David K. Owens is Executive Vice President of Business Operations and Regulatory Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute. Mr. Owens has responsibility over the strategic areas of energy supply and the environment, energy delivery, energy services, and international affairs. The group focuses on a broad range of issues that affect the future structure of the industry and new rules in evolving competitive markets.
Previously, Mr. Owens served as EEI's Senior Vice President of Finance, Regulation, and Power Supply Policy, focusing on enhancement of industry representation on such issues as the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), the Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA), the Federal Power Act, cogeneration and independent power production, transmission access, and bulk power and transmission pricing, which affect the national interest. He also represented the industry in the areas of finance, ratemaking, regulation, accounting, and taxes.
Mr. Owens also served as Vice President, Power Supply Policy, overseeing a broad range of issues related to power supply policy and the regulatory structure of the electric utility industry. He joined EEI in 1980 as Director of Rates and Regulation. His responsibilities included coordinating industry positions on rate-related matters before Federal, Executive, and Congressional committees.
Prior to EEI, Mr. Owens served as Chief Engineer of the Division of Corporate Regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission. This division is responsible for regulating public utility holding companies. Mr. Owens also was an engineer in the Division of Rates and Corporate Regulation at the former Federal Power Commission and worked as a design and test engineer for General Electric and Philadelphia Electric Companies, respectively.
Mr. Owens holds a BS and Masters Degree from Howard University and a Masters in Engineering Administration from George Washington University.