Former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton has joined the board of directors of the Electricity Innovation Institute (E2I). E2I also named current board members Susan Tierney to serve as chairperson, and Linda Stuntz to serve as vice chair.
The National Hydropower Association presented Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) with its Legislator of the Year award for his efforts to achieve effective and fair hydropower legislation.
The New York Power Authority honored Shalom Zelingher, director, and Misak Krikorian, senior engineer, of the research and technology development unit of NYPA, for their leadership in the development of a device for detecting problems in hydroelectric power generators. The device, named the HydroTrac, was developed under the auspices of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Zelingher and Krikorian also received the 2001 Technology Transfer Award from EPRI for their work on the project.
EPRI appointed Clark W. Gellings to the position of vice president of power delivery and utilization sector. Gellings joined EPRI in1982 and succeeds Dr. Karl Stahikopf, who has accepted a senior management position with Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), an EPRI member utility.
Victor H. Ransom was appointed by the NRC to its independent advisory committee on reactor safeguards. Dr. Ransom is retired from the Purdue University School of Nuclear Engineering.