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Duncan named Austin Energy General Manager

Thursday, February 28, 2008 by Austin Monitor

For immediate release

Feb. 28, 2008

Contact:  Communications and Public Information Office, (512) 974-2220

Duncan named Austin

Energy General Manager

 City Manager Marc Ott today announced the appointment of Roger Duncan, a recognized authority on green power programs, as General Manager for Austin Energy.

Duncan, who has served in the General Manager’s position on an interim basis, has more than two decades of experience in City government including two terms as an Austin City Council Member from 1981 to 1985. He has served as AE Deputy General Manager since 2004, responsible for overseeing AE’s award-winning Green Building program, as well as distributed energy services, strategic planning, governmental relations, energy conservation and air quality.

“Roger Duncan understands Austin Energy.  More importantly, he understands the needs of our community,” Ott said.  “Under his leadership, I have full confidence that Austin Energy will continue to set the national standard as a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally-minded utility.”

Duncan came to the utility in 1998 as Vice President in charge of conservation, renewables and environmental policy and has been serving as interim GM since early February with the departure of Juan Garza, who accepted a position to head the Pedernales Electric Cooperative.

Austin Energy is the 10th largest public power utility in the country with 380,000 customers and serving a population of 880,000. The utility provides low-cost, reliable power and is nationally recognized for some of the most advanced and comprehensive energy efficiency and Green Building programs in the nation.

Under a recently announced “Climate Protection Plan” by the City of Austin, Austin Energy will offset by 2020, the need for a 700-megawatt power plant through energy efficiency and load shifting initiatives, among other measures.

 

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