JEA Names Pedro Melendez Vice President, Planning, Engineering & Construction


JACKSONVILLE, FL (Oct. 3, 2022) – JEA has appointed utility veteran Pedro Melendez to the newly created position of vice president of Planning, Engineering & Construction. He will report to Chief Operating Officer Raynetta Curry Marshall.

In this role, Melendez will lead teams that manage the planning, engineering and construction of JEA’s electric and water infrastructure. He also will develop long-range plans for Northeast Florida’s electric and water supply needs.

Prior to joining JEA, Melendez worked as the director of operations for transmissions and substations at NextEra Energy, where he led the strategic development and implementation of work practice and cost-effective execution programs for the company’s transmission and substation assets in North America. Before his time at NextEra Energy, Melendez served as the director of asset protection and performance for ITC Holdings in Novi, Michigan.

Melendez assumed his new role on Sep. 26, earning a salary of $220,001.


About JEA
JEA is a not-for-profit, community-owned utility located in Jacksonville, Florida, proudly serving an estimated 505,000 electric, 382,000 water, 302,000 sewer and 22,000 reclaimed water customers. JEA is not owned by investors. It was created by the City of Jacksonville to serve those who live in Jacksonville and in the surrounding communities. The sole purpose of JEA’s business is to ensure the electric, water and sewer demands of its customers are met, both today and for generations to come with the goal to provide reliable services at the best value to our customers while ensuring our precious natural resources are protected.


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