Loyd “Aldie” Warnock, formerly vice president of external affairs at Allegheny Energy, has been appointed vice president of government and regulatory affairs for the Midwest ISO.
In this position, Warnock will oversee all state and federal regulatory activities for the regional transmission organization (RTO), including working with the Organization of Midwest ISO States, a nonprofit, self-governing organization of representatives from each state with regulatory jurisdiction over entities participating in the Midwest ISO. He will report directly to President and CEO John R. Bear.
Warnock is a veteran utility executive with extensive understanding of the mission of RTOs and is well-versed in public policy issues such as resource adequacy, demand response and the integration of state mandates for renewable energy.
While at Allegheny he oversaw the utility’s interactions with members of Congress, governors and state legislative leadership. He also served as the primary liaison with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), PJM and the Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia utility commissions and commissioners.
Warnock will direct the Midwest ISO’s policy development for all regulatory and legislative matters. He also will serve as the RTO’s primary liaison for activities with FERC, federal and state elected officials and policymakers including the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
“We are pleased and delighted to welcome Aldie to the Midwest ISO,” Bear said. “His expertise in understanding both state and federal regulatory issues as well as legislative concerns during an era of changing public policy will help us provide additional value for the benefit of our members and the customers they serve.”
Prior to his service at Allegheny, Warnock served as senior vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs at Mirant Corp. in Atlanta and vice president of regulatory affairs at Reliant Energy in Houston.
“It’s an exciting time at the Midwest ISO with the potential for new members, discussions on regional transmission planning, and the critical issues associated with an evolving resource portfolio,” Warnock said. “I look forward to working on these important issues and the vital public services Midwest ISO provides to its members and the millions of customers they serve.”