He’s worked at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District for nearly 30-years…most recently as Assistant GM.
DiStasio says in the coming year he wants to give customers more control over their energy bills.
"We want to develop more options for them to meet their own energy needs in a way that is tailored to them. And so over the next year we’re going to be rolling out something called “The Compact with the Customer” that’ll be a big task with 600,000 customers to get that done this year."
The “compact” will let customers do things like budget their energy dollars by pre-paying for their usage.
DiStasio says his long term goal is to keep SMUD progressive by expanding alternative energy sources – such as wind and solar.
DiStasio is replacing Jan Schori who retired last month.