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Lassen Municipal Utility District Hires New Assistant General Manager

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Lassen Municipal Utility District has announced the addition of Pat Holley as the utility’s Assistant General Manager.

According to LMUD, Holley began his power industry career in the 1980’s – working for Pacific Gas and Electric in the distribution and general construction departments. He was involved in many projects including cleanup operations after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. He continued his career in 2000 with the management of wood-fueled power plants including Mt. Lassen Power and Burney Mountain Power. In 2011 he joined Greenleaf Power managing many of their wood-fueled power plants. Most notably, Holley served as the general manager of Greenleaf’s local biomass facility, Honey Lake Power.

During his time at HLP Holley was instrumental in helping secure islanding agreements between PG&E, LMUD and HLP. He worked closely with LMUD personnel to ensure that power kept flowing to our community during catastrophic events such as the 2012 Chips Fire. The fire damaged PG&E lines forcing LMUD to island with HLP for nearly a month. He continued to work for Greenleaf at their Connecticut facility until he accepted the AGM position with LMUD in January of this year.

“My wife Amy and I are excited to be back in Susanville,” said Holley. “We are looking forward to getting involved again with Rotary and Soroptimist and just getting reacquainted with the community.”

LMUD’s General Manager, Doug Smith said, “We feel very fortunate to have Pat join our LMUD team. His extensive management experience in the power industry will be of great benefit to LMUD as we move forward with implementing improvements to our system, particularly the planned interconnection to NV Energy’s transmission system.”

“My belief is that teamwork, safety and continuous improvement build an organization that delivers quality and cost effective service,” says Holley. “In every community that I’ve worked in I always reach out to the community organizations, the public, and to local agencies to communicate about what our organization’s plans are and how we might cooperate to get things done that ensure reliable power. I believe that our employees are our key resource and that each one’s contribution is vital to our success.”

“I’m looking forward to working for LMUD in support of our mission of providing reliable service at a reasonable cost.”


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