With the Production Tax Credit subject to the whims of a fickle Congress, U.S. windpower remains in an ongoing state of uncertainty. Will the United States embrace the technology?
Ronald L. Adams, an executive from Transcontinental Gas Pipeline, was named president of CNG Transmission Corp. He replaces L.J. Timms, Jr., who retired.
Lee Elder was hired by GE Nuclear Energy as manager of market development. Elder was g.m. of nuclear marketing and technology for Black & Veatch and started a joint venture between the two companies to service boiling water reactors.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has hired Richard L. Heck, a former U.S. Air Force fuel management specialist, as fuel inspection manager. Pamela D. Fye, former office manager for the state attorney general, will manage human resources.
Dorothy J. Lodovico, construction v.p. for South Jersey Gas Co., was appointed to the Garden State Underground Plant Location Service, Inc. board of directors.
Coral Energy, L.P. hired Andrew A. Zipper as v.p. of risk management. Zipper comes from Bankers Trust, where he managed commodity derivatives.
A. Norman Terreri, executive v.p. and CEO of Green Mountain Power Corp., is the new American Wind Energy Association president.
The Coastal Corp.'s ANR Pipeline Co. subsidiary promoted G. Mark Cook to assistant v.p., regulatory law. Cook was associate general counsel and will continue to represent Coastal's regulated natural gas subsidiaries before the FERC.
Stanley J. Bright, president of MidAmerican Energy Co., has taken the additional title of CEO, replacing Russell E. Christiansen, who will continue as chairman until May 31, 1997. Bright will then take over as chairman.
Pacific Gas Transmission Co. has promoted Michael McDanold to managing director of PGT Australia, a subsidiary. McDanold previously was general counsel and corporate secretary. PGT recently took ownership of Queensland's $128-million State Gas Pipeline.
Weldon Johnson, senior v.p. of The Coca-Cola Co., was named to NorAm Energy Corp.'s board of directors.
Electric Power Research Institute general counsel Jane S. Kumin was appointed to the additional post of corporate secretary.
The New England Electric System elected William M. Bulger, University of Massachusetts president, to its board. Bulger served 25 years in the state senate.
The Edison Electric Institute elected Donald G. Pardus to a three-year term on its board of directors. Pardus is chairman and CEO of Eastern Utilities Associates.
Charles W. Cook, Jr. and Samuel H. Howard were named members of the Electric Power Board, overseeing Nashville Electric Service. Cook is president of Union Planters Bank; Howard is chairman of a group of healthcare, investment, and broadcasting companies.
The New York Mercantile Exchange appointed Steven Rothberg to the new position of telecommunications v.p. Rothberg joined the Exchange in 1995 from Femcon Associates, Inc., a software trading systems company.
TNP Enterprises, Inc. has restructured subsidiaries Texas-New Mexico Power Co. (TNP) and Community Public Service (CPS). At TNP, John Edwards came on board as senior corporate relations v.p.; Manjit Cheema was promoted to senior v.p. and CFO; Ralph Johnson was promoted to senior v.p., power resources; and Jack Chambers, senior v.p. and chief customer officer, will head retail distribution services.
Sharon B. Heaton, former counsel to several U.S. Senate committees, has joined Columbia Gas System as deputy general counsel. Heaton comes from the Latham & Watkins finance and real estate department.