CARMEL, Ind. (PRNewswire) Alex J. DeBoissiere, a veteran energy industry analyst, has been named Vice President and Chief Regulatory and Legislative Officer for the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc., the regional grid operator announced today.
“We are pleased to have Alex DeBoissiere join the senior management team of our organization,” said James P. Torgerson, Midwest ISO’s president and chief executive officer. “He brings to us substantial management experience and detailed familiarity with the industry’s legislative and regulatory history.”
Torgerson said that DeBoissiere will manage the Midwest ISO’s federal activities from the company’s newly formed Washington, D.C. office. DeBoissiere will also direct the management of the company’s interaction with state regulatory personnel.
DeBoissiere’s 20 years of experience on the federal level most recently included five years at Cinergy Corporation, where he served as Cinergy’s primary advocate before Congress and the Administration. DeBoissiere also has served as associate director of federal relations for Tenneco Inc., and as an attorney for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he evaluated corporate applications for mergers between electric utilities for compliance with the Federal Power Act.
DeBoissiere earned his Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
The Midwest ISO, the nation’s first FERC-approved Regional Transmission Organization, provides regional transmission service for the movement of bulk power across much of the Midwest. When its pending merger with the Southwest Power Pool is finalized later this year, the organization will operate an interconnected transmission system encompassing more than 120,000 megawatts of generation capacity over 20 U.S. states and 1 Canadian province.