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About us

Who We Are

A certified DVBE professional consulting team of industry experts that specialize in distribution and transmission grid tie interconnections. We are comprised of former utility and development experts with industry recognition for pioneering the California utility scale renewable landscape with the safe and successful CAISO grid tie interconnection.

Leading The Industry

X UTILITY partners with US national and international developers, utilities, EPC vendors, universities, national laboratories, and load only alliance partners in agriculture and manufacturing to deliver safe, reliable, and compliant assets.  We have successfully interconnected over 2 gigawatts of renewable energy including 6 new switching stations and 14 T-line taps.


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 170 MW solar PV and 60 MW battery storage

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

New Service + NEM+WDAT

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

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