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Brian Kurtz

Brian Kurtz

Manager of Special Projects & U2.0 PMO, PSEG Long Island

 Brian manages a suite of initiatives that drive measurable improvement in customer satisfaction. His team is responsible for the planning, initiating, executing, and monitoring high priority these projects where multiple inter-departmental dependencies are required. He is accountable for developing new project proposals and submitting the annual Utility of the Future (U2.0) Filing and Energy Efficiency Plan as well as the oversight, support and reporting for approved projects in the portfolio. Current projects focus on Rate Modernization, Customer Insights & Home Energy Management, and Utility 2.0 initiatives that further New York States clean energy goals.  Brian joined PSEG Long Island in January 2014 initiating the Customer Intelligence business unit and in 2017 the Customer Satisfaction business unit. Prior to this, he held several positions in Energy Efficiency & Renewables at the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) from 2009 to January 2014. Early in his career he worked in land use planning, forestry, and wildland fire management before transitioning to the electric utility.  Along with his primary duties Brian  also serves as the Vice President of PSEG Long Island's Environmental Guardians Employee Business Resource Group (EBRG).  Brian holds an Executive MBA from Hofstra University, New York and a Bachelor's of Science from Emory University, Georgia. Outside of work he loves to explore and travel – especially outdoor adventures including skiing, hiking, scuba diving and whitewater rafting. Brian is a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) spring semester in the Rockies graduate and an Eagle Scout. He enjoys his family and friends along with food and music.