The North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) has confirmed the election of Ross Malme, a partner at Skipping Stone LLC, to the Executive Committee for the Regional Energy Quadrant, Retail Gas Market Interests Segment.
Malme is an international expert in energy technology and retail energy markets. He is the inventor of one of the first successful utility automatic meter reading (AMR) products, which became the standard of the gas and electric utility industries for over two decades. He also has pioneered competitive retail energy products and solutions and is a past chairman of the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA).
NAESB serves as an industry forum for the development and promotion of standards that will lead to a seamless marketplace for wholesale and retail natural gas and electricity, as recognized by its customers, business community, participants and regulatory entities.
The Retail Energy Quadrant (RXQ) addresses issues and practices that are within the scope of NAESB and appropriate to natural gas and electricity usage at the individual consumer level; that is, usage by an individual, partnership, corporation or other entity consuming or providing retail services for electricity on natural gas at one or more facilities served by a natural gas or electricity distributor.
“As a founding member of the Gas Industry Standards Board (GISB) and having been a participant in its development into NAESB, I am pleased that the RXQ continues to seek out innovative talent to help guide the nation’s energy markets,” said Greg Lander, Skipping Stone president and 16-year NAESB board member.
Malme said he is privileged to be part of the prestigious energy industry institution.
Skipping Stone’s natural gas leadership team has been engaged in the gas markets since the early ’80s, participating in all facets of market reformation, including wholesale trading, pipelines, capacity release, retail markets, LDCs and financial markets.
Skipping Stone owns CapacityCenter.com, which operates the only 24/7/365 natural gas interstate pipeline data center covering all the US pipelines. Its automated services monitor capacity release offers, system notices and deal award information and streams available transactions and their details as they occur to its customers via email for trading, risk and regulatory compliance, as well as deal origination and valuation purposes.