Phillip Cantarinha - Director of Power Systems

Power Systems Manager Phillip Cantarinha.Biography:

Phillip Cantarinha is the director of power systems for Yuba Water Agency who is responsible for overseeing the agency’s hydroelectric power generation facilities and associated equipment and staff. 


Prior to joining Yuba Water, Cantarinha worked for PG&E as the manager of dams and asset management, which included leading the team that managed all of the assets for 169 dams, 67 powerhouses and thousands of miles of water conveyance systems. 


He is a registered professional electrical engineer in the state of California, a registered project management professional and is registered in asset management. Cantarinha holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from California State University, Sacramento and a MBA from Western Governors University. 


Topics of discussion: hydropower overview, Yuba Water's hydro facilities, power sales