LaFleur named acting FERC chairman

Cheryl A. LaFleur, a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission since July 2010, has been named as acting chairman following the departure of...

Marc Boillot to chair G3-PLC Alliance

Marc Boillot, senior vice president at ERDF, in charge of strategy and project development, has been elected as the new chairman of the G3-PLC...

New Board for India Smart Grid Forum

[img:Picture1_0.jpg| ]A new Board of Governors for the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) was elected September 20, with Reji Kumar Pillai continuing as the president and CEO.

The office bearers are:
Chairman: Vacant (nominee of Ministry of Power)
General Secretary & Convenor: Rupendra Bhatnagar (SAP India Pvt. Ltd.)
Treasurer: V.K. Kanjlia (Central Board of Irrigation and Power)

Joí£o Torres elected new chairman of EDSO for Smart Grids

[img:JoaoTorresPic.thumbnail.JPG| ]João Torres, CEO of the Portuguese distribution company EDP Distribução, has been elected as the new chairman of the European electricity distributors’ association, EDSO for Smart Grids.

He takes over from Livio Gallo, CEO of Enel Distribuzione, who completed three years as chairman, and has taken on the position as an EDSO vice-chairman.

Claude Godin to direct energy data analytics at DNV KEMA

[img:Claude%20Godin.thumbnail.JPG| ]Claude Godin has joined DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability as director of Energy Data Analytics, with responsibility for the design and development of the company’s energy data analytics product and service offerings in the Americas.
Previously Godin held the post of president, North America at EnergyICT. Under his leadership the company deployed meter data management systems at four major U.S. IOUs, and provided AMI infrastructure to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, the Department of Labor, as well as real time energy management systems to major retailers.

Bert den Ouden appointed as general director of Flexiblepower Alliance...

[img:Bert%20Den%20Ouden_0.JPG|Bert den Ouden]Bert den Ouden, former chief executive officer of the energy exchange APX, has been appointed as the general director of the Flexiblepower Alliance Network (FAN), effective from August 12.

The other members of the Board of Directors are Suzanne van Kooten (TNO) and Pallas Agterberg (Alliander), with two more director positions available for new partners.

Sacha Deshmukh to head Britain’s Smart Meter Central Delivery Body

[img:sacha-deshmukh_0.jpg| ]Sacha Deshmukh has been appointed as chief executive of Britain’s Smart Meter Central Delivery Body, the new organization responsible for delivering consumer engagement during the nationwide rollout of smart meters.

Deshmukh is an expert in consumer issues and marketing. He is a Board Trustee of Citizens Advice England & Wales and a non-executive Director of Consumer Futures. Until summer 2012 he was Senior Partner of the Engine Group, the U.K.’s largest independent marketing services group.   

New Board of Directors for Smart Grid Interoperability Panel

[img:SGIP.thumbnail.jpg| ]Five new directors have joined the Board of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) in the first election following its transition to a member funded organization at the start of 2013.

The new directors are Dave Hardin, senior director of smart grid standards at EnerNOC, Tom Herbst, director at Silver Spring Networks, Suresh Kotha, chief enterprise architect and information technology manager of Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Doug McGinnis, senior manager of network services at Exelon, and Steve Widergren, principal engineer at Pacific Northwest National Lab. The effective term for these new members began on July 1, 2013.

Chris Greer and Dave Wollman head NIST smart grid program

[img:greer_chris.thumbnail.jpg|Dr. Chris Greer]Dr. Chris Greer and Dr. David Wollman have been appointed respectively as director and deputy director of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office.

Kimberly Getgen appointed VP of Corporate Marketing at Tollgrade

[img:kimberlyGetgenPortrait.thumbnail.jpg| ]Kimberly M. Getgen has been appointed as Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Tollgrade Communications Inc., with responsibility for the company’s communications, messaging, and branding strategies.

Getgen will report to Tom Kolb, COO of Tollgrade.

“I’m proud to be a part of such an innovative company – with its predictive fault analytics products, Tollgrade is redefining a new global standard for reliability, allowing electric utilities and broadband service providers to dramatically reduce service restoration times,” said Getgen. “I look forward to helping Tollgrade tell its incredible story and heighten its brand awareness.”

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