The Electricity Innovation Institution (E2I) announced the appointment of Richard H. Counihan as vice president of research programs, and Robert W. Gee as vice president of development and partner relations. Prior to joining E2I, Counihan was vice president and general manager of the western region for Green Mountain Energy Co. Gee is a former assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, and former chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
The MAPP management committee has elected its executive committee members. Robert Harris, Western Area Power Administration, was re-elected as chairman of the executive committee. James Averweg, MidAmerican Energy, was re-elected as the vice chair and re-appointed as the MAPP representative on the NERC Stakeholders Committee. David Westbrock, Heartland Consumers Power District, Gerald Krause, Omaha Public Power District, Steve Sherner, Minnesota Power, and Carroll Wagonner, Sunflower Electric Power Corp., were re-elected to three-year terms. Jay Logel, Muscatine Power and Water, was elected to a three-year term. Audrey Zibelman, Xcel Energy, was elected to an unexpired term of one year on the executive committee. Other members elected include Patrick Pope, Nebraska Public Power District, Roy Thilly, Wisconsin Public Power, Mark Williamson, Madison Gas and Electric, and Ted Humann, Basin Electric Power Cooperative. All MAPP executive committee members were elected to one-year terms on the MAPPCOR board of directors.