Eric Walters
Director of Business, Fuels, and Power System Operations
Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) 

Eric Walters is the Director of Business, Fuels, and Power System Operations at Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) where he is committed to bringing safe, reliable, and economical power to serve the needs of the citizens of Gainesville. Eric has been in the energy business since 2004 in various roles including capital project management, performance engineering and combined heat and power plant management.
Currently, Eric and his group work as a team to manage coal and natural gas procurement, contracts, and transportation, energy risk management, power systems operations and dispatch and related NERC compliance, generation planning, wholesale power marketing, biomass PPA contract management, and power contract settlement.
Eric received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. He currently serves on the board for the Eastern Fuels buyers Conference and The Energy Authority’s Settlement and Operating Committee. Eric enjoys family activities and travel with his wife, Debra, and their four young children.