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Mr. Andy Horne

Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Natural Resources Development

Imperial Irrigation District

Direct Phone: (760) ***-****       

Email: a***@***.us

Imperial Irrigation District

333 E. Barioni Blvd.

Imperial, California 92251

United States

Company Description

IID Energy is one of the fastest-growing utilities in the nation and provides electric power to over 140,000 customers in Imperial County and parts of Riverside and San Diego counties. The third largest public power provider in California, IID Energy mana... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

ICOE

Chair

California Energy Commission

Affiliations

Deputy County Executive Officer
County of Imperial

County
Thomas Topuzes - Thomas Topuzes & Associates , LLC

Board of Governors
EPPIC

Board Member
California Farm Water Coalition

Director
IIDS Inc

Web References (188 Total References)


About IID

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At today's board meeting IID Director Andy Horne said, "Our actions were not taken lightly.


Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

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Andy Horne

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Andy Horne Immediate Past Chair


Andy Horne, Imperial ...

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Andy Horne, Imperial County's deputy executive and point man on renewable energy plants, said some residents worry that solar, wind and geothermal plants will replace farming jobs in the agricultural region of 175,000 people, which consistently registers one of the nation's highest unemployment rates.

The maps released in September covered many farms, prompting the county to plead for more time.
The plan's authors initially rejected Imperial's concerns, saying they were too far along and they would consider changes once Imperial decided on its priorities, said Horne, whose county had 2.8 million acres designated for potential development under the initial plan. Their tone changed when Imperial reiterated its concerns again about two weeks ago.
"I'm particularly gratified that they listened to us," Horne said.


The bigger change from previous PBP ...

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The bigger change from previous PBP drafts is that instead of making it a requirement, the program is voluntary, said Andy Horne, Imperial County deputy executive officer. But if developers choose not to participate in the PBP, Horne said, the county has the right to reject the project.

"We are strongly encouraging people to participate in the program," he said.
Solar projects that do establish on less-productive land that was dedicated to field crops - such as alfalfa - for the decade before the issuance of the project's CUP may receive an additional 5 percent reduction, according to the report. This is because field crops are less labor-intensive and are more mechanized during harvesting and planting, said Horne, compared with produce crops such as lettuce which require more labor and produce more economic activity.


Andy Horne, deputy chief ...

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Andy Horne, deputy chief executive officer of Imperial County Natural Resources Development, brought up the possibility of gathering groundwater as a potential resource that Ormat or other incoming businesses could tap into.

Horne also admitted Imperial County government needed to work closer with the IID in examining water issues before approving major projects like Ormat's plant.
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But, Horne stressed the importance of working with the geothermal industry and of being patient with the contract development process.
"If we take the first candidate through the gate and chop their heads off, not many are going to come through the gate," Horne said.

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