President Bush nominated Joseph Kelliher to chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Kelliher has served on the commission since 2003.
Xcel Energy named Richard C. (Dick) Kelly, 58, currently president and COO of Xcel Energy, as the new CEO. Kelly is a long-term employee of Xcel Energy and its predecessor companies, New Century Energies and Public Service Co. of Colorado.
NRG Energy Inc. said Kevin T. Howell would join the company as executive vice president, commercial operations, on Aug. 1. Since 2001, Howell has served as president of Dominion Energy Clearinghouse.
Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman swore in David K. Garman as Under Secretary of Energy for Energy, Science and Environment.