Scott Drury, president of SDG&E. Photo via Facebook
Scott Drury, president of SDG&E. Photo via Facebook

Scott Drury succeeded Jeff Martin this week as president of San Diego Gas & Electric, the utility announced Tuesday.

Drury was most recently the firm’s chief energy supply officer. Martin was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer at the San Diego-based parent company Sempra Energy.

SDG&E announced in September that the moves would occur.

“It’s an exciting time to be in the energy business,” Drury said. “At SDG&E, we’re inspired by the opportunity to improve the lives of our customers, and the communities where we live and work, by building the cleanest, safest, most reliable energy company in America.”

He previously held positions in human resources, diversity and inclusion, construction operations, safety, supply management and other areas.

According to SDG&E, the company over the past year exceeded a state mandate by producing 40 percent of its power from renewable resources, began construction of the largest battery-based energy storage project in America, and is working to install 3,500 electric vehicle charging stations.

The 30-megawatt energy storage project is located in Escondido. A similar, but smaller facility is under construction in El Cajon.

— City News Service