Las Vegas, March 2, 2010 — The NV Energy Board of Directors has elected Mario Villar to the position of Vice President, Transmission.
Mark Severts, Project Communications Director at NV Energy said the promotion reflects the importance of the planning and operation requirements of NV Energy’s transmission system and the work being done as we move ahead with plans to strengthen the Nevada’s utility infrastructure.
NV Energy is planning the first transmission interconnection between NV Energy’s northern and southern service territories. The company’s 235 mile-long One Nevada Transmission Line Project has a final environmental impact statement and is to be approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada this summer and scheduled to break ground in 2011.
Villar joined NV Energy in April 2005 as director of resource planning and analysis, and he was named to serve as the executive for transmission in October 2007.
Villar has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering as well as a Juris Doctor degree, both from the University of Miami. He has more than 30 years of utility experience.