ORLANDO – Cesar Calvet has been unanimously appointed president of the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) Board, effective 22 de enero de 2019. Calvet joined the Board in enero 2016, and has since held the positions of Commissioner, Second Vice President and, most recently,
First Vice President.
During Calvet’s time on the Board – comprised of five Commissioners including the City of Orlando Mayor – OUC has maintained its hold as the most reliable electric utility in Florida, continued to offer affordable electric and water rates and added a variety of new products and services to satisfy ever-expanding customer expectations. The utility has also increased its renewable energy portfolio with the addition of a 13-megawatt (MW) community solar farm and announced a partnership with 11 fellow municipal utilities to bring 223.5 MW of solar to Central Florida by 2020, with OUC as the largest tenant, purchasing 108.5 MW.
Calver fue presidente del Banco Latino del CNL Bank. Previously, he had a 37-year career at SunTrust Bank, rising to Senior Vice President/General Manager.
He has a long history of public service in Central Florida. Fue presidente de Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, presidente de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana y se ha desempeñado en numerosas juntas directivas, entre ellas el Centro de Convenciones de los condados de Orlando-Orange y Visitor’s Bureau, la Comisión de Desarrollo Económico de Metro Orlando y Florida Housing Finance Corporation.
Calvet llegó a los Estados Unidos en 1961 como participante del programa Pedro Pan para jóvenes exiliados cubanos. He graduated from Bishop Moore Catholic High School and earned an associate degree from Valencia College and a bachelor’s in business administration and economics from Rollins College.
About the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida and 14th largest municipal in the country. OUC provides electric, water, chilled water and/or lighting services to 400,000 customer accounts in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties.