Palo Alto, Calif., December 14, 2010 – The Electric Power Research Institute announced two executive appointments.
Effective January 1, 2011, Mark McGranaghan will become vice president of Power Delivery and Utilization, and C. Thomas Alley, Jr., will be vice president of Generation.
McGranaghan will serve as EPRI‘s executive responsible for research, development and demonstration programs related to electricity transmission, distribution, energy efficiency and electric transportation. Prior to joining EPRI, he was vice president of the EPRI subsidiary EPRI Solutions.
McGranaghan has more than 25 years of industry experience in the power delivery and energy utilization area and is recognized internationally as a preeminent expert in smart grid related research across transmission, distribution and use of electricity.
Alley will oversee research, development and demonstration programs related to fossil generation, including advanced generation technologies, carbon capture and storage, major component reliability and operations, and maintenance. Previously he directed research and demonstration programs on advanced coal generation and emissions technologies.
He joined EPRI in 2007 after more than 20 years at Duke Energy, where he held various engineering and management positions including key responsibilities for both nuclear and fossil generating plants.
“Mark and Tom both have demonstrated a broad and strategic understanding of the issues facing the electricity sector, its customers and stakeholders,” said EPRI President and CEO Michael R. Howard in announcing the appointments. “Combined with their track records as leaders, it gives us confidence that EPRI will continue to drive research and development to improve our electricity system’s efficiency, reliability and sustainability, while keeping electricity affordable.”