Jim Detmers

jim detmers

Jim Detmers is a co- founder of Onset , Inc. As Vice President of Operations, Jim Detmers was responsible for managing system reliability within the control area of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). Overseeing the organization’s Grid Operations, Scheduling and Engineering areas, Mr. Detmers was responsible for coordination of all transmission and generation maintenance and operations activities. His duties include developing policies and strategies for integrating renewable into the CAISO grid.

Mr. Detmers played an instrumental role in the start-up of California ISO operations including writing and implementing many of the Protocols and Operating Procedures. In April 2000, he was promoted from Director of Engineering and Maintenance to Managing Director of Operations.
Before joining the California ISO in 1997, Mr. Detmers worked for Pacific Gas and Electric in a variety of leadership roles including Transmission Operations, Area Operations, and Distribution Engineering. He also worked for the Modesto Irrigation District and Westinghouse Electric.

Mr. Detmers received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is an alumnus of the Haas School of Business Executive Development Program and is a licensed professional electrical engineer in the state of California. Mr. Detmers is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a former board member of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council.

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