John A. Cupparo

President and CEO, BHE U.S. Transmission

John Cupparo, 55, is president and CEO of BHE U.S. Transmission, LLC. He is responsible for developing independent transmission opportunities and oversight of Berkshire Hathaway Energy transmission joint ventures with American Electric Power in Texas, Pacific Gas and Electric Company in California and Pinnacle West Capital Corporation in the Desert Southwest. Cupparo is also responsible for the Grid Resilience Office, which coordinates the work of Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s businesses to assess emerging risks to the energy grid and to enhance response and mitigation capabilities.

Cupparo joined PacifiCorp in 2000 to assume responsibility for information management systems for PacifiCorp’s regulated and unregulated businesses. Since then, he has served in various positions supporting transmission for PacifiCorp and related industry forums before joining BHE U.S. Transmission, LLC in 2012.

Prior to PacifiCorp, Cupparo worked for Texaco and Koch Industries, supporting their natural gas, power and pipeline businesses. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Colorado State University.