Dave Canny is Vice President of PG&E’s North Coast Region. As one of PG&E’s senior leaders in the field every day, Canny is accountable for delivering high-quality performance to our customers and ensuring the safety, availability, and reliability of regional operations for communities extending from Marin County all the way up to Humboldt. Canny lives and works in the North Coast region, which allows him to build strong relationships with local customers and develop solutions to operational issues based on a deep understanding of community needs.
Canny has been with PG&E since 2006. He started by designing and implementing energy efficiency programs and progressed through roles of increasing responsibility prior to moving into customer roles supporting operations. Canny spent several years as the senior manager of PG&E’s North Bay and Sonoma Divisions where he focused on operational coordination and customer service improvements in Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties and the communities of Vallejo and Benicia. In that role, Canny led PG&E’s local customer response and rebuild efforts during and after the October 2017 wildfires. Most recently, Canny was Senior Director of Wildfire Mitigation where he oversaw PG&E’s Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS) and Public Safety Power Shutoff programs. Prior to this role, Canny held several director roles at PG&E, including Director of PG&E’s EPSS Program, Director of Business Energy Solutions and Director of PG&E’s Customer Care All Hazards Team.
Prior to PG&E, Canny had worked for a marine conservation non-profit and the National Ocean Service in marine protected area design and management, and he was a Knauss Sea Grant fellow. Canny received his Master of Environmental Policy and Management from Duke University and Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College. He also is a graduate of the Utility Executive Course at the University of Idaho. Canny lives in Marin County with his wife and two daughters.