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Salton Sea - Donaldson Appointed


Last updated 11/4/2015 at 11:46am

Imperial Irrigation District has announced the hiring of former CalEnergy President and General Manager Graeme Donaldson as the district’s Salton Sea program manager.

An electrical engineer with extensive experience in renewable energy development and project management, Donaldson will direct IID and Imperial County’s Salton Sea Restoration and Renewable Energy Initiative from the La Quinta office.

“Graeme’s arrival corresponds with not only the expansion of California’s renewable portfolio standard for all electric utilities from 33 to 50 percent but with the governor’s just-released Salton Sea action plan that includes a renewable energy component as part of a larger framework for near-term restoration efforts,” said Kevin Kelley, IID general manager. “He will collaborate with Imperial County to integrate the work product of both agencies at the Salton Sea and develop an IID-land-use plan that will deliver sustained environmental and economic value to the region.”

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