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Fortnightly Magazine - November 2010

standardization of wholesale and retail markets for gas and electricity, recently appointed Dr. Scott Coe , vice president of Utility Integration Solutions, Inc. (UISOL) to the Wholesale Electric Quadrant (WEQ) in the technology and services segment.

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) appointed Dr. Lawrence E. Jones to a three-year term on the newly-formed 15-member smart grid advisory committee. Jones is global director of strategy and special projects at Alstom. NIST also appointed to the committee Kevin Nolan , vice president of technology for GE Appliances. NIST created the 15-member committee to advise the institute in its efforts to implement smart grid requirements outlined in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 .

The American Gas Association (AGA) elected John W. Somerhalder II , CEO of AGL Resources, to serve as chairman of AGA’s board for 2011. The association also elected and re-elected numerous other industry executives to serve on the AGA’s 39-member board. New members elected for a three-year term include: Lawrence T. Borgard , president and COO, Utilities, Integrys Energy Group; Gordon L. Gillette , president, Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas; Edward J. Graham , CEO, South Jersey Industries; Thomas E. Knudsen , CEO, Philadelphia Gas Works; Rodney O. Powell , president & COO, Yankee Gas; and George A. Schreiber, Jr. , CEO, Continental Energy Systems.


Boards of Directors: Madison Gas and Electric Co. (MGE) elected Mark D. Bugher to the boards of MGE and MGE Energy. He chairs the Wisconsin Technology Council.

Sempra Energy re-elected Luis Tellez to its board of directors. He is chairman of the board and CEO of the Mexican stock exchange.

ISO New England announced the resignation of Richard E. Kessel from its board, because he accepted a position with a market participant that precludes his continued service.

The National Mining Association elected a slate of officers for a two-year term 2010-2012: Chairman-Greg Boyce, chairman and CEO, Peabody Energy; Vice Chairman-Frank McAllister, chairman and CEO, Stillwater Mining; President- Hal Quinn , president and CEO, NMA; Treasurer- Roger Roberts , senior vice president, NMA; Secretary-Bruce Watzman , senior vice president, NMA; Asst. Secretary- Katie Sweeney , general counsel, NMA.

On-Ramp Wireless added John E. Bryson and Thomas R. McDaniel to its advisory board. Bryson is a senior advisor at KKR and a board member at Boeing, The Walt Disney Co., and CODA Automotive. He served at Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, as chairman, president and CEO, and at the Edison Mission Group. McDaniel recently retired from Edison International after 37 years, most recently as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer. He also was CEO and a director of Edison Mission Energy and CEO and a director of Edison Capital. McDaniel serves on the board of Sun Power Corp.

Utility Integration Solutions, Inc. (UISOL) announced that environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has joined the company’s board of directors.


Resignations: El Paso Electric announced the resignation of George A. Williams, senior v.p. and COO, to pursue other opportunities.

Otter Tail announced the resignation