California Community Power Appoints Tim Haines as Interim General Manager

Industry veteran brings over 30 years of experience to oversee continued development of new joint powers agency and long-duration storage procurement

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Tim Haines has been appointed as the Interim General Manager of California Community Power. In addition to directing the agency’s operations, he will oversee the procurement of cost-effective clean energy and reliability resources, with an emphasis on long duration storage.

As the Interim General Manager, Haines will leverage over three decades of experience in resource procurement and planning to advance the California Community Power goal of providing affordable, reliable and clean energy for its 3 million customers throughout California.

Haines started his career in energy at Sacramento Municipal Utility District, where he contracted for critical reliability projects and pioneered the Joint Powers Agency (JPA) model for financing and construction of these power plants. During the California energy crisis 20 years ago, Haines contributed to the State of California’s response and contracted for over 10,000 MW of new flexible energy resources, including new renewable power. Haines has since demonstrated strategic leadership in navigating public agencies through dynamic and emerging energy challenges as Deputy General Manager of State Water Contractors and Deputy Director of the California Department of Water Resources.

“The Community Choice Aggregators that created California Community Power have made remarkable progress in delivering carbon free supply and demand solutions to the communities they serve. It is a logical next step for the agency’s members to also advance solutions to decarbonize the power plants that maintain reliability of the grid. I look forward to being part of the success of this customer-centered effort by California Community Power,” said Haines.

“Tim’s approach to strategic management, informed by his extensive expertise in power procurement and energy markets, will further elevate the effectiveness and impact of the agency,” said Girish Balachandran, Silicon Valley Clean Energy CEO and California Community Power Board Chair. “His deep understanding and experience with California regulators, electric utilities, and the business community positions him well to enhance the procurement of clean, reliable energy to benefit the 145 municipalities represented by the 10 members of California Community Power.”

Haines replaces the agency’s first Interim General Manager, Jim Shetler who the Board recognized by adopting a resolution at the June 16 board meeting.

About California Community Power
California Community Power is a Joint Powers Agency comprised of ten California Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs). The agency allows its member CCAs to combine their buying power to procure new, cost-effective clean energy and reliability resources to continue advancing local and state climate goals. California Community Power members represent over 3 million customers across more than 145 municipalities spanning from Humboldt County to Santa Barbara County. Learn more at

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