(March 2006) FirstEnergy Corp. named Bennett L. Gaines vice president and CIO. PPL Corp. named Matt Simmons vice president and controller. NorthWestern Corp., d/...
was elected chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission. He succeeds in the annual rotation of the chairmanship among the SCC's three commissioners. was re-elected to the SCC.
was confirmed as a continuing member of the Oregon Public Utility Commission by the Oregon State Senate, following reappointment in January to another four-year term. has been hired as public information officer for the Oregon Public Utility Commission. Valdez has worked as a reporter in Oregon since 1977.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge re-nominated to a five-year term on the Public Utility Commission. Bloom has served on the PUC since 1995, and previously served the commission from 1971 to 1979.
has been named chief nuclear officer and vice president of Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He previously worked for EPRI from 1976 to 1993 as director in the Nuclear Power Division. has been named director of commercial development. He previously served as vice president of corporate development for TriNet Corporate Reality Trust Inc.
has joined Entergy Operations Inc. as chief operating officer. He brings 20 years of nuclear experience to the position, most of it with South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.'s V.C. Summer Station. Entergy also made two promotions: , former general manager of plant operations at Waterford 3, accepted a position as general manager, plant operations, based at nuclear headquarters in Jackson. former director of nuclear safety assurance of Waterford 3, became general manager of plant operations at Waterford 3.
has been promoted to senior vice president of bulk power marketing and development for Public Service Co. of New Mexico (PNM). Padilla has been with PNM since 1976.
has been hired by Avista Corp. affiliate, Avista Communications, as vice president of technology and operations. Brown brings with him 20 years of telecom experience.
PacifiCorp's president and COO, , resigned in March to join Southern Energy Inc. as vice president.
has been named director of operations for the Midwest Independent System Operator. Previously, he was with the Southwest Power Pool, where he had served as manager of coordinated operations since 1997.
resigned from his position as chief financial officer of Carolina Power & Light Co. , chief administrative officer, has been named interim CFO. CPL also announced that , former president and CEO of Florida Power Corp., has been named head of the Florida operations of the new combined CPL/Florida Progress.
has been appointed to the post of general counsel for the California ISO. Robinson comes from Packard Bell NEC, where he served as assistant general counsel and director of litigation.
has been promoted to vice president of natural gas operations for Calpine Corp. Reyneveld was appointed director of gas operations in July.
was named president of El Paso Energy Pipeline Group's Tennessee Gas Pipeline; became senior vice president of the company's eastern pipeline operations; and was named vice president, pipeline group strategic planning and pricing.
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