SMUD veteran named general manager of utilities group

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 - 10:58 am

Sacramento Municipal Utility District veteran Jim Shetler has been appointed general manager of the Balancing Authority of Northern California.

BANC is is a Joint Powers Authority consisting of SMUD, the Modesto Irrigation District, Roseville Electric and Redding Electric Utility. BANC is responsible for operational resource plans, continuously matching load and generation, monitoring power line loads and coordinating with neighboring balancing authorities, including the Bonneville Power Administration, the California Independent System Operator and the Turlock Irrigation District.

Shetler succeeds retiring Jim Feider, who served as general manager of BANC since September 2011.

Shetler has been in the utility industry for more than 40 years, including 27 years at SMUD. He retired from SMUD in 2011, as assistant general manager of energy supply, but continued to serve as an executive adviser for the local utility.

“I look forward to working with our members to deliver on BANC’s mission to provide reliable power at the best possible value for our member-utilities and their customers,” Shetler said.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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