Full Name
James Shetler
Job Title
General Manager
Balancing Authority of Northern California (BANC)
Speaker Bio
James R. Shetler was appointed as General Manager of BANC in December 2013. He oversees the operations of BANC and is active in BANC’s engagement with market development in the West, which included the efforts for BANC to join the CAISO WEIM market and its evaluation of day ahead market options. He is also actively engaged in issues that impact the West, including at Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and Western Electricity Industry Leaders (WEIL).

From December 2011 – December 2013 he served as a part-time executive advisor to SMUD on hydro relicensing issues and WECC matters. Prior to his retirement in December 2011, he served SMUD for over 26 years, holding various positions including assistant general manager of Energy Supply, assistant general manager of Customer Services, deputy assistant general manager of Operations, and Assistant General Manager, Nuclear Support Services at Rancho Seco.

Before coming to SMUD, Shetler was employed for ~13 years at Babcock and Wilcox (B&W) – Nuclear Division, holding various positions.

Shetler served on various industry boards and commissions, including Transmission Agency of Northern California (TANC), Balancing Authority of Northern California (BANC), Central Valley Project (CVP) Corp., and Western Energy Institute (WEI). He was also SMUD’s executive representative to Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and the California Transmission Planning Group (CTPG). He served as a WECC affiliated director from 2011-2014 and was instrumental in the bifurcation effort at WECC. He served as Chair of the WECC Member Advisory Committee (MAC) from June 2013 - June 2014. He was elected as a Class 1 representative to the Peak MAC in 2016 and served as Peak MAC Chair from 2017-2019.

Shetler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University (Clarkson College of Technology), in Potsdam, New York.
James Shetler