New Opportunities: Xcel Energy named David Sparby president and CEO of Northern States Power Minnesota. Sparby succeeds Cynthia Lesher who retired Sept. 30. Sparby headed Xcel Energy’s government and regulatory affairs division and that role will be filled by Scott Wilensky as vice president of government and regulatory affairs.
Entergy Corp. appointed Terence Burke general counsel and chief legal officer for EquaGen, the joint venture operating company to be owned 50 percent by Entergy and 50 percent by Enexus Energy, the company Entergy will spin off as new owner of its wholesale nuclear plants. Steven Agresta was named executive vice president, general counsel and chief legal officer for Enexus Energy.
NorthWestern Energy appointed Robert C. Rowe as president and CEO. He was co-founder and senior partner at Balhoff, Rowe & Williams, and earlier served on the Montana PSC.
New York ISO promoted Henry Chao to vice president of system and resource planning from director of system and resource planning.
The Nuclear Energy Institute elected John (Jack) S. Keenan, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Pacific Gas and Electric, to its executive committee.