Imperial, California - Imperial Irrigation District, the third largest public power provider in California, announces the hiring of Marilyn del Bosque Gilbert as the district’s Energy Department manager. Her first day on the job was May 13.

As department manager, Ms. del Bosque Gilbert plans and directs the essential functions of the department. Duties include overseeing administration, regulatory policy, operations and energy infrastructure, resource planning, system and trading operations and generation to meet the district’s strategic plan and the department’s goals and objectives.

Several initiatives at the local, state and international levels are on critical paths, and Ms. del Bosque Gilbert, by virtue of her skill set and standing in the energy industry, is tasked with guiding them to successful outcomes on IID’s behalf.

“With California setting the ambitious goal of 100 percent zero carbon resources, the proposed expansion of the California Independent System Operator into adjoining states and the future of IID’s continued electrical services in the Coachella Valley, the district  faces many opportunities but also challenges,” said Henry Martinez, IID general manager. “I have tasked Marilyn with positioning the district to preserve our public power business model and ensure our historically low rates while meeting the demands and expectations of a balancing authority area in an evolving energy landscape.”

Ms. del Bosque Gilbert’s career in the energy industry spans over 20 years and includes serving the as director of operations services for the massive Long Island Power Authority (1.1 million customers and $3.5 billion annual budget). She also served for 14 years with the Brownsville Texas Public Utilities Board as director of energy services, energy risk manager and key account manager. Her experience also includes serving as energy manager of the Brownsville Independent School District. As a graduate engineer, she inspected water, wastewater, and storm sewer, paving, and treatment plant expansion projects.

She earned a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s in architectural engineering from the University of Texas.