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Jesús Rodríguez González


Supports leading power transmission and distribution utilities with strategic and operational challenges, and brings particular expertise in digital and advanced- analytics issues

Jesús is the leader of our work on transmission and distribution (T&D) in Europe. He heads the team developing and leading Power Solutions, McKinsey’s digital and analytics solution for the power sector.

Examples of Jesús’ recent client work include the following:

  • leading a utility’s strategic review to explore opportunities in power and gas transmission and distribution in multiple markets
  • supporting a US T&D company with the development and implementation of its data and digitization strategy
  • working with nongovernmental organizations in Africa as a lead expert on electrification programs, covering issues such as grid expansion, grid reinforcement, losses, collections, and tariff sustainability
  • advising a European grid operator on the introduction of an advanced analytics approach to asset management
  • helping a utility to design a new capital expenditure organization, processes, and tools and to reshape its operating expenditure for operations and maintenance
In other projects, Jesús has supported clients with postmerger management, helped companies capture maximum impact from digital technology and agile ways of working, and advised emerging-market utilities on containing costs through a focus on losses, collections, and cashflow sustainability.

Published work

A new approach to advanced analytics in utility asset management,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

How to increase grid resilience through targeted investments,” McKinsey & Company, December 2021

The new imperative for grid operators,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Power and people: How utilities can adapt to the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Analytics for grid decision making,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

Harnessing the power of advanced analytics in transmission and distribution asset management,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

How analytics can improve asset management in electric-power networks,” McKinsey & Company, October 2016


Columbia University
MBA, business and finance

University Pontificia Comillas
MA, industrial engineering