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Cal ISO taps Portland-based executive Elliot Mainzer as its new CEO

The California Independent System Operator has tapped the CEO of the Bonneville Power Administration to be the next leader of the Folsom-based nonprofit that manages 80% of California’s electric grid.

Elliot Mainzer, currently head of Portland, Oregon-based Bonneville, will start at the end of September to replace Steve Berberich, who is retiring after 14 years with Cal ISO, nine of them as its CEO.

“Elliot’s demonstrated success leading a large, complex power and transmission organization…