Quantifying the impacts of renewable portfolio standards (RPS) on utility integrated resource plans (IRP) sounds straight forward—just add more wind, solar, hydro, biomass, etc., to the plan and...
Richard Y. Roberts, commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for five years through July 1995, joined Reid & Priest. He'll work in the business, finance, infrastructure, government, utility and energy segment of the firm.
El Paso Energy International Co., a unit of El Paso Energy Corp., named a six-man management team, pulled from international operations and the recently acquired Tenneco Energy. Byron Kelley will be executive v.p.; John R. Cunningham will be v.p.-administration, engineering and asset management; William S. Garrett will be v.p.-Americas and domestic power; David Gray will be v.p.-Asia; Peter Ragauss will be v.p.-finance; and Ken Wisnoski will be v.p.-Europe. In other personnel matters, El Paso Energy hired Scott D. Vonderheide from Tenneco to be manager of investor relations, a new position.
Ronald G. Skarphol replaces the retiring R.J. "Rod" White at Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. Skarphol will be v.p.-marketing and business development. He was special projects manager.
Illinova Generating Co. has promoted Michael R. Heneghan from v.p. of finance/ treasurer to senior v.p. Heneghan has worked at Illinois Power, an affiliate company.
Mary Murphy, formerly an Anderson Consulting associate partner, was hired by Commonwealth Edison Co. as strategic applications and planning director in information services. In the same department, Paul Janis was hired as business unit solutions director. Janis comes from R.R. Donnelley & Co. where he developed the company's strategic technology plan.
California Gov. Pete Wilson appointed Richard A. Bilas to replace Daniel Wm. Fessler at the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Henry M. Duque was reappointed. Both Bilas and Duque are Republicans. Each will serve six-year terms. Bilas most recently held the John A. and Donnie Brock Chair in Energy Economics and Policy, served as director of the Institute for Energy Economics and Policy, and was professor of engineering at the University of Oklahoma. From 1987 to 1995, he was on the California State Energy, Resources, Conservation and Development Commission. Duque has served on the PUC since 1995. The appointments must be confirmed by the state Senate.
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) elected Commissioner Julia L. Johnson as chairman for a two-year term. Johnson was appointed to the PSC in January 1993 and reappointed this year for another four-year term.
Oglethorpe Power Corp. promoted two vice presidents. Clarence D. Mitchell, former v.p.-generation, is senior v.p.-operations. Nelson G. Hawk, former v.p.-marketing, is senior v.p.-marketing.
Two American Electric Power (AEP) senior v.p.'s were promoted to executive v.p. positions. Don Clements, Jr. moves up in the corporate development department; Gene Fitzpatrick does the same in nuclear generation. Clements also is president of five non-regulated subsidiaries at AEP.
A. Joseph Dowd, a former AEP senior v.p. and general counsel, joined the
environmental and utility practices of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP.
Karl Stahlkopf, v.p. at the Electric Power Research Institute, was picked for a federal advisory panel that will evaluate the reliability of America's electric power system. The 21-member task force will be chaired by Philip Sharp, a former congressman and director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics.
Cinergy Corp.'s board of directors elected four v.p.'s: J. Joseph Hale,