You've heard talk lately about the convergence of electricity and natural gas. That idea has grown as commodity markets have matured for gas and emerged for bulk power.
John J. Carney has joined Solomon Associates as a power generation consultant. During Carney's 25 years of management experience, he has worked for Florida PowerCorp., Carolina Power and Light Co., and Florida Power and Light.
Constellation Energy Group (CEG) announced several executive appointments. Kathleen Chagnon was named CEG's new general counsel and corporate secretary. She replaced David A. Brune , who retired from CEG after 26 years with the company. Formerly, Chagnon was vice president and corporate group general counsel for the St. Paul Companies, Inc. James K. Walkington was named CFO of Constellation Generation Group. Walkington was vice president and CFO of the Raymond Professional Group, Inc. prior to Constellation, and was with Commonwealth Edison from 1995-2001 as vice president of financial services before joining Raymond. Peter A. Jenson was named CFO of Constellation Power Source. Prior to joining Constellation, Jenson was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The American Water Works Company announced that Chairman Marilyn Ware has received the 2002 Keystone Center Award for Leadership in Industry for her leadership of American Water Works, which has included creating collaborative partnerships with public sector agencies.
Richard M. McIntire , a member of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, has been named president of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners (WCPSC). The WCPSC is comprised of utility commissioners from 13 states in the western region of the U.S. and Guam, and focuses on energy, water, and telecommunication issues pertinent to the region.
Thomas P. Weeks has been named director of Midwest marketing by PSEG Energy Resources & Trading. Formerly, Weeks was senior structured products originator at DTE Energy Trading.
Anne Klisurich , vice president of financial management for We Energies, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp. (WEC), has been named to the board of directors of Witech Corp., a non-utility subsidiary of WEC. Klisurich has been with WEC for 30 years, joining the company in 1972 as an accountant.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) appointed Karen Oill Moury as deputy executive director of the PUC. Moury replaces Veronica A. Smith , who the commissioners appointed executive director in January. Moury has served as deputy chief counsel of energy for the PUC since December 1997. PUC chairman Glen R. Thomas was named by U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham to the Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Board. Thomas also was appointed to the National Regulatory Research Institute board of directors by the president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, William M. Nugent.
Bob Dickerman , president of Sempra Energy Solutions, has been elected chairman of the executive committee of the National Energy Marketers Association (NEM). He has been a member of NEM since 1999, and for the past year has served as vice chairman of its executive committee.
Allan R. Page , president of Central Hudson Energy Services, retired after 32 years with CH Energy Group and its principal affiliates, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. and Central Hudson Energy Services. Page joined Central Hudson in 1970. Steve Lant , COO and CFO of CH Energy Group, will assume Page's