Uncertainties about smart metering goals are hindering efforts to standardize communications protocols and feature sets. While vendors battle over standards, utilities and policy makers are moving...
Entergy Corp. has hired John A. Brayman, former president of Ameritech Corp.'s telephone industry services subsidiary in Chicago. Brayman will continue company expansion into nonregulated, domestic energy, and utility-related business as executive v.p. of Entergy Enterprises, Inc. and president of an as-yet unnamed group.J. William Holden was named Southern Electric International's v.p. for operations and development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
GE Supply, a General Electric division, promoted William C. Betke to g.m. of marketing and sourcing.
The Automatic Meter Reading Association (AMRA) installed new officers and 12 trustees on its board. The new president is George Archibald of Severn Trent Water, Ltd. Peter Lukens of North Wales Water Authority is v.p. Filling the second half of their two-year terms are Jim Ariz, treasurer, of Consumers Gas Co. and Ron Chebra, secretary, of Stone & Webster Management Consultants, Inc.
William A. Wise was elected chairman of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), replacing outgoing chair Richard D. Kinder. Wise is chair, president, and CEO of El Paso Natural Gas Co. Also named were Larry D. Hall of KN Energy, first chairman, and Keith E. Bailey of The Williams Cos., second vice chairman.
Mission Energy Co. has hired Lawrence C. Grundmann, Jr., from Ahlstrom Development Corp., as director of development.
Frederick H. Abrew, president and CEO of Equitable Resources, was elected chairman of the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition. He succeeds Warren I. Mitchell. Andrew Littefair of MESA, Inc. becomes treasurer, and Phil Marcum of Marcum Natural Gas Services becomes secretary.
The Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. elected officers for 1996: Steven Burton of Sithe Energies, Inc. begins his second term as president; v.p.'s, also in their second terms, are Victor Sawicki of Air Products and Chemicals, and Paul Wendelgass of Kentech Energy Systems. Steven Wolfgram of U.S. Generating Co. becomes treasurer, and J. Douglas Divine of Falcon Seaboard Power Corp. becomes secretary.
David A. Arledge, president and COO of The Coastal Corp., was elected to the additional post of CEO. ANR Pipeline Co., a Coastal subsidiary, named Daniel M. Ives v.p. of rates and regulatory affairs. Ives comes from Algonquin Gas Transmission Co.
Phoenix-EcoGroup, a subsidiary of Trans Union Corp., promoted Cathy Guttenstein-Benigno to v.p. and g.m. She replaces Robert Boscamp, now Arizona Public Service Co.'s new products and services g.m.
Thomas H. Cruikshank was elected to Central and South West Corp.'s board of directors, increasing the size of the board to 12 people. Cruikshank is chairman of Halliburton Co.
Alagasco has named Ed Godbold Montgomery division manager and Roger Edge Tuscaloosa division manager.
Jessica S. Raines was hired by Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. as corporate auditor. She formerly was a Chase Manhattan Bank v.p. and client service partner.
Peabody Holding Co. has consolidated Peabody Coal Co. and Eastern Associated Coal Corp., naming H. Douglas Dahl president. Dahl had been president solely of Eastern Associated.
Frederick L. Corban announced his January 1 retirement from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). He served the IURC for 12 years.
George W. Westerman announced his October 1, 1996, retirement from