Ken Zagzebski is President of US Strategic Business Unit and oversees our 16 generation businesses and two utilities, Indianapolis Power & Light Company and Dayton Power, in the United States. This SBU has more than 12GW of generating capacity and over one million distribution and retail customers in Ohio and Indiana. Under Ken’s leadership, the company was awarded 20-year contracts by Southern California Edison (SCE) in 2014 to provide 1,284 MW of combined cycle gas-fired generation and 100 MW of interconnected battery-based energy storage resource and also obtained regulatory approvals for over $1 billion in generation projects in Indiana.
Ken is an experienced utility executive with operational and financial leadership experience, both domestically and internationally. Prior to this current role, Ken was President and CEO of IPL. He joined AES in 2007 as Senior Vice President of Customer Operations of IPL and was responsible for the Power Delivery, Customer Services and Enterprise Information Systems business groups. Prior to joining AES, he served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Field Operations at Xcel Energy and Executive Director of the company’s Asia-Pacific region with responsibility for the company’s regional investments primarily located in Australia.
Ken has an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is passionate about the developing character in our youth with over 30 years of coaching experience. Currently, Ken is the Chair of the Marion University Academy for Teaching and Learning Board of Visitors. He also serves on the Boards of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership.