Aquila Energy, a subsidiary of UtiliCorp United, has hired David H. Stevenson former marketing v.p. of Duke/Louis Dreyfus, as v.p. power marketing for its mid-continent and western regions.
Charles Falcone, who retired as American Electric Power's system power markets senior v.p., was named project managing director of the New York State Power Pool's Independent System Operator. Falcone served as an official with the U.S. Department of Energy for several years before joining AEP.
Ohio Electric Utility Institute has elected William J. Grealis as board chair and president. Grealis is president of Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co. Anthony J. Alexander, executive vice president and general counsel of Ohio Edison Co. in Akron, was named vice chair of the board.
Ashok C. Thadani has replaced retiring Edward L. Jordan, as deputy director for regulatory effectiveness at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. Malcolm R. Knapp has replaced Ashok as director of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. Thadani joined the NRC in 1974 (when it was the Atomic Energy Commission) as a reactor engineer. Knapp began his NRC career in 1979.
AEP Energy Services Inc. hired former Duke/Louis Dreyfus trader and marketing manager George Rooney as a business development v.p. Rooney will be involved in joint ventures, alliances and other business opportunities in trading and marketing. Eric J. van der Walde will join AEP subsidiary AEP Energy Services Inc. as senior v.p. van der Walde is v.p., power trading for Enron Capital and Trade Resources.