CEO, Anza Electric Co-op
Kevin Short is CEO of the Anza Electric Cooperative. Short has a background in electrical engineering and as a solar and electrical contractor in California since 1989. He has been with Anza Electric Cooperative since 2006, serving six years as General Manager.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Kevin, tell me about Anza. How many people work there? You are located in a unique area.
Kevin Short: It is. We're in the high desert in southern California. It's at a four-thousand-foot elevation of mountainous area as well as high desert. We serve about five hundred fifty square miles of service territory, seven hundred fifty miles of energized line. Roughly about ten thousand inhabitants in the area. We've got about four thousand members, and five thousand meters.
PUF: What kind of people live in your community?
Kevin Short: Our load is about ninety-three percent residential. There are a lot of retirees, a lot of ranch types. There's essentially a two-and-a-half-acre minimum lot size, in most of the area. I've got eleven acres myself.
That usually just means eleven acres of maintenance. So, there's all sorts. It's a little bit of an economically depressed area. We run a little bit below the average in the state, for income.