Juan Sandoval joined the Merced Irrigation District in August 2016 as an Engineering and Operations Manager with the Energy Resources department and was promoted to Deputy General Manager of Energy Resources in June 2019.

As Deputy General Manager of Energy Resources, Mr. Sandoval is responsible for overseeing all of the Hydroelectric Department as well as Energy Resources engineering, construction, maintenance, electric operations, energy efficiency/public programs, transmission and distribution planning as well as energy regulatory issues including compliance and renewal of licenses, permits, and energy contracts.

Mr. Sandoval obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in 1983. In 2001, Mr. Sandoval obtained his California Professional Electrical Engineer license.

Mr. Sandoval started his career working for Comisión Federal de Electricidad for six years before moving over to Imperial Irrigation District for 26 years. During that time, he served in different roles as an Assistant Manager in the areas of Engineering, Operations, Planning, Safety, and Quality Control.

Juan is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Mr. Sandoval resides in Atwater with his wife of 31 years and has two young-adult children.

In Juan’s spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities and spending quality time with his wife, family, and friends.

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