Gerald Harris began his experience with scenario analysis in 1987 while a member of the Corporate Planning Department of Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E). He was a senior member of the Corporate Planning staff and managed the PG&E's first use of scenarios as a tool for strategic planning in partnership with Global Business Network. Gerald received a management excellence award for his leadership of this project for the company.
Gerald left PG&E in 1993 as Director of Business Planning for the Engineering and Construction Business Unit and joined Global Business Network as a Senior Practitioner assigned to the energy industry. He worked extensively with GBN founders Peter Schwartz and Napier Collyns, both Shell Oil Company alumni, to build his scenario planning expertise. Gerald was a consultant with GBN from 1993 to 2008. During his time at GBN, Gerald led over 75 client engagements, including scenario projects in the electricity sector for the following companies: TXU (Texas Utilities), PG&E, Iberdrola (Spain), Vattenfall (Sweden), Scottish Power, Electricité de France, and SCANA (South Carolina). He also led multiple scenario projects for the California Energy Commission and the Electric Power Research Institute. He led projects for key suppliers of services to the electric power sector including Siemens Power Generation Group and Fluor Daniel Corporation.
He continues to be a member of GBN's network of specialists upon whose expertise is drawn as needed. He joins Reos as an associate in a similar vein; currently he is co-leading a scenario exercise in the electric power transmission sector.