Paul J. Caudill
Retired, Chief Executive Officer, NV Energy, Inc.
Paul Caudill retired as CEO of NV Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, in 2019.
Mr. Caudill joined the Berkshire Hathaway Energy family of companies in January 2012 as President of MidAmerican Solar, LLC, where he led development, construction, and operation of three of the largest solar power plants in the world. In November 2013, he relocated to Nevada to lead NV Energy, Inc., following its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Energy.
During his leadership tenure at NV Energy, the utility did not request from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada an increase in customer rates and committed to flat or declining prices through 2028. In 2017, Sierra Pacific Power Company, a subsidiary of NV Energy, achieved the #1 ranking in residential customer service among 100 utilities surveyed by Market Strategies International. The company was ranked #2 nationally out of over 100 utilities in large industrial customer service. Transmission and distribution grid performance was ranked in the top decile nationally.
Prior to joining Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Mr. Caudill held executive positions with leading firms in the renewable and alternative energy industries. Mr. Caudill has extensive experience in commercial nuclear power plant operations and received training and career development opportunities with Bechtel Power Corporation.
In addition to his role as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Western Folklife Center in Nevada, Mr. Caudill serves on the advisory board of BrightNight Energy. Formerly, he served on the boards of NV Energy, Inc., Nevada Power Company, Sierra Pacific Power Company, NV Energy Foundation, and the Nevada Military Support Alliance.
Mr. Caudill graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in public management and earned his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Graduate Management.