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About us

Who We Are

X UTILITY is a WBE/WOSB/LGBTBE certified consulting services firm based in Fresno, CA, Oakland, CA and Oahu, HI. The firm has an established and successful 9+ year history of working with and on behalf of large IOU utilities, US and International development teams, EPC vendors, Muni’s, Coops, CCA’s, Tribal Governments, Cities/Counties, Universities, Telecommunication providers, Installers, and Non-profit 501-C3. The team is comprised of former PG&E utility experts that have managed capital budgets and pioneered over 2.9 Gigawatts of safe and reliable renewable transmission and distribution utility grid tie assets.

Leading The Industry

X UTILITY expertise spans portfolio grid integration, renewable utility interconnection requirements, project manage grid restoration/wildfire hardening/undergrounding relocations, utility and telecommunication joint activities, electric vehicle charging deployments, grid services aggregation, community workforce development, and energy resilience for critical facilities. Our expert stakeholder knowledge of utility technical dependencies, procurement cycles, construction costs, permitting, land rights, environmental dependencies, and engineering will streamline any project execution schedule. The X UTILITY DBE team is anxious to leverage our lessons learned insight and apply utility process know how to maintain project progress and achieve safe, reliable, and compliant project/program delivery.


people behind our journey to success

Deborah Galimba

Founder and President

As founder and president, Ms. Galimba has been leading X UTILITY since the 2014 inception.  For the past nine years, she has supported wholesale and retail renewable deployments across multiple utility service territories throughout the U.S.   She has over 18 years of proven PG&E utility experience executing and managing capital and expense gas and electric teams at both transmission and distribution voltages. Her expertise has safely interconnected over 2.4 Gigawatts of renewable generation and new electric load service across the US.  She also readily shares her knowledge and experience as an accomplished writer, speaker and grant reviewer.  Mrs. Galimba is anxious to apply the X UTILITY full-service suite to your project and cross pollinate the renewable interconnection landscape worldwide.

Dr. Mazyar Zeinali

Director, Energy & Utility Integration - Oakland Office

Dr. Zeinali leads the design and implementation of novel market strategies and electrification for commercial entities and Tribal nations for renewable energy deployment, energy sustainability, and community solar.  He has worked with and lead teams developing climate change policy for the reduction of emissions at U.S. national and international including fuel efficiency for commercial aviation. He has over 10 years of direct R&D experience including the development of nanomaterials for environmental pollutant sensors and holds multiple patents resulting from his work. Dr. Zeinali holds multiple degrees in Engineering (Aerospace and Environmental) and has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles, technical papers, technology efficiency projections, and fuel/energy efficiency research.


Our Certification Portfolio


Highlighted Projects

POI Prospecting + Market Analysis

  • Point of Interconnection Prospecting
  • Market and Partnering opportunities (Regional, State, RTO)
  • Multi-year asset value-stacking

Wholesale Generation 100MW+ Solar and 60MW+ battery storage

  • Utility 230 kV Interconnection (new BAAH switching station)
  • 230kV overhead generator tie line <1 Mile
  • New IC supplied 3 breaker 230kV Substation

Grid Integration NEM + WDAT+ ISO Cluster

  • New Electric Grid Tie Assets
  • Facilitate Complex  Utility Interconnection
  • Lead Utility Critical Path Milestones

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