James H. Lash, was named executive v.p. of FirstEnergy Corp. and president, FirstEnergy Generation. James F. Pearson was named executive v.p. and CFO of FirstEnergy. San Diego Gas & Electric named Emily Shults v.p. of electric & fuel procurement. Pacific Gas and Electric appointed Robert Kenney v.p. for regulatory relations - CPUC. American Electric Power named Stephan T. Haynes senior v.p., strategic initiatives and chief risk officer. AEP Texas named Tom Coad v.p. of distribution operations. Consumers Energy appointed Charles Crews as v.p. for gas operations, and Scott McIntosh as v.p. for tax. And others ...
Exelon Generation named Michael J. Pacilio executive v.p. and COO; FirstEnergy made a series of leadership changes involving David J. Karafa, Steven E. Strah, Linda L. Moss, Richard S. Sweeney and Edward L. Shuttleworth; CenterPoint Energy appointed William D. Rogers, executive v.p. of finance and accounting; leadership changes at Black Hills Corporation, Consumers Energy and Duke Energy; California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) named Timothy Sullivan as interim executive director; and others; and others.
Ventyx, an ABB company, signed a new license agreement with diversified energy company Black Hills to deploy Ventyx's leading enterprise asset management (EAM) solution, Ventyx Asset Suite, across the utility's T&D operations. Black Hills is replacing its myriad existing systems to modernize and optimize its T&D operations as part of a broad "Utility of the Future" initiative. Black Hills will roll out Asset Suite in a phased approach across its gas and electric utility operations serving 777,000 customers in seven states.