Carl D. Stills is the energy manager of the Imperial Irrigation District. He is responsible for planning and directing the Energy Department’s administration, including overseeing regulatory policy, operations and energy infrastructure, resource planning, system and trading operations and generation. Stills directs the development of the integrated resources plan and transmission master plan. He also works to identify, pursue and contract for renewable energy projects to meet IID’s renewable energy portfolio requirements.
With more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry, Stills has been instrumental in IID’s efforts to promote and explore renewable energy resources, and has led IID’s efforts in developing opportunities for native geothermal projects in the Imperial Valley.
Prior to this, Stills served as the head of IID’s Project Management Office responsible for the planning, organizing and managing of resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals. He worked on a variety of projects for the utility, including electrical substation and transmission line construction projects, the energy management system consolidation, fiber optic installations, the SAP business system installation/upgrade, LAN/WAN systems development and an organizational-wide efficiency study.
Stills attended Imperial Valley College and Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, where he studied civil engineering and business. He has also studied advanced electronics, real estate and project management.