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New Director of Core Services Hired

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) announced today the hiring of Sidney Jackson as the new Director of Core Services.

In his new role, Jackson will be responsible for operations in the water and electric utilities. This will include overseeing all electric distribution and transmission, water supply and its distribution, system operations and engineering.

Jackson comes to RPU with over 20 years of various utility experience with Ameren Energy and Xcel Energy including positions as a power plant maintenance engineer, Manager of Strategic Planning, several bulk electric system roles, and various Energy Trading and Portfolio Optimization roles.

Most recently, he served as the Director of Client Relations for MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator) out of their St. Paul office.

Jackson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri. He also holds a NERC RC operating license.

The official start date for Jackson will be August 18.


About Rochester Public Utilities


As the municipal utility of Rochester, Minn., for more than 120 years, RPU provides high-quality and reliable electricity to over 50,000 customers. Water customers number more than 38,000. RPU continually investigates innovative technologies to help customers realize the best value from the services they receive. Current initiatives include smart grid, water sustainability, wind power, and photovoltaic offerings.