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Daniel Garcia Named Interim GM of California’s Riverside Public Utilities

Daniel Garcia has been named Interim General Manager of California public power utility Riverside Public Utilities.

City Manager Mike Futrell made the announcement on March 12 in anticipation of RPU’s current General Manager, Todd Corbin, being named General Manager of the Chino Basin Watermaster.

“Garcia’s appointment ensures a smooth leadership transition at RPU, the City of Riverside’s provider of water and electric power. Garcia has been an executive at RPU for nearly eight years, including nearly five years as Deputy General Manager, and has a wide-ranging understanding of the intricacies of the utility’s operations,” RPU said.

Garcia had previously served RPU as Assistant General Manager, Resources, where his responsibilities included resource planning, strategic analytics, market operations, power generation, contracts (energy, gas and transmission), joint projects, and regulatory compliance relating to wholesale energy and transmission activities under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, California Independent System Operator, California Energy Commission and North American Electric Reliability Corporation.

He started his utility career in 1984 as an Engineering Aide and has held various positions including System Power and Gas Dispatcher, Power Scheduler, Bulk Power Manager, and Power/Gas Procurement Manager.

He joined RPU in 2007 and has served in various roles including Market Operations Manager, Interim Planning Manager and Utilities Scheduler/Trader.

He is a member of several regional, statewide and national trade groups.

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