Six midwestern utilities have agreed to establish an independent system operator (ISO) to ensure nondiscriminatory open access to their combined bulk-power transmission systems.
NEW England Power, a subsidiary of New England Electric System, promoted Lawrence E. Bailey to president. Previously, Bailey served as vice president and director of generation operations.
Former Deputy Secretary of Energy, Charles B. Curtis, joined Hogan and Hartson as the director of its energy group. Susan Tomasky, former General Counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, accepted a position with Hogan and Hartson's energy group.
Anne Levinson, former deputy mayor of Seattle, was appointed to a six-year term as chair of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission by Gov. Locke. The UTC regulates rates, services, facilities and practices of the state's investor-owned utility and transportation companies.
The American Petroleum Institute named Jack E. Little, president and CEO of Shell Exploration & Production Co., its new chair of the General Committee of Exploration and Production. Little also serves as chair of the Gas Research Institute.
Consumers Energy, the utility unit of CMS Energy Corp., promoted David W. Joos and Paul A. Elbert. Joos is president and CEO of electric, while Elbert is president and CEO of gas. Previously, they served as COO of their respective companies. They succeed Michael G. Morris, who resigned to join Northeast Utilities as CEO.
U.S. Generating Co. and its operating affiliate, U.S. Operating Services, named Virgil Sabin, Randy Cole, and Rodney Williams to plant manager positions at the Carneys Point, Cedar Bay and Okeelant generating plants, respectively.
ONEOK reset its executive lineup due to natural gas restructuring in Oklahoma. David L. Kyle, former president and CEO of Oklahoma Natural Gas Co., is now president and CEO of ONG Transmission Co. and all its unregulated companies. James C. Kneale, former vice president ONEOK Resources Co., replaced Kyle. Deborah Barnes, former vice president of human resources and administration at Transok Inc., became corporate secretary and associate general counsel of ONEOK. Barry Epperson is the new vice president, controller and chief accounting officer of ONEOK Inc.
Jane Harf, formerly executive director of the Ohio Low-Level Radioactive Waste Facility Development Authority, was named administrator for public policy initiatives for American Electric Power.
Gregg T. Kamper became the first general manager of VPS Communications Inc., Virginia Power's telecommunications subsidiary. Kamper most recently served as director of strategic marketing with Citizens Communications.
The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America created a new position, vice president of business policy, to handle internal and external communications. Anne V. Roland will fill the position.
Bill Hill, formerly manager of Northern States Power Co.'s Monticello nuclear generating plant, was promoted to the newly created position of director of nuclear business strategies. Mike Hammer, formerly general superintendent of plant maintenance at Monticello, replaced Hill as plant manager.
Joseph A. Curia Jr. joined AEP Energy Services Inc., a subsidiary of American Electric Power, as vice president, energy marketing. Curia left CNG Energy Services Corp. where he was senior vice president, wholesale gas marketing and supply.
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