REU Director Paul Hauser to Leave City of Redding

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REU Director Paul Hauser

Redding Electric Utility (REU) Director Paul Hauser has announced he is leaving his position to become general manager of the Trinity Public Utilities District.

His last day with the city will be August 31; he begins his new position with the Trinity PUD on September 6.

“Paul has done an outstanding job of leading the Redding Electric Utility over the past three years,” said City Manager Kurt Starman. “The electric industry is extremely complex. The City of Redding will miss Paul’s experience and expertise.”

Hauser, 43, joined the City of Redding in October 2005 as Assistant Director-Distribution and was appointed Director in October of 2008. As Director of REU, he oversees a department with 190 authorized positions and a budget of$152 million. That responsibility includes oversight of the Utility’s distribution system and its power generation, including the Redding Power Plant in South Redding. REU serves an area of approximately 60 square miles with more than 700 miles of distribution lines.

The Trinity PUD supplies electricity to most of Trinity County by way of connections to federal power generation facilities at Trinity Dam. The district is based in Weaverville.

Prior to joining the city, Hauser was electric director for the city of Kirkwood, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, for approximately five years. Before that, he was electric systems manager for ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., overseeing the merger and operation of two municipal electric systems.

Hauser received a bachelor of science degree from North Carolina State University and a master’s of business administration from the University of Missouri.

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  1. Avatar Polly Baker says:

    Let's just hope Paul doesn't find the sound of falling pine needles objectionable and remodel Trinity PUD offices next…

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