Rensselaer, NY, June 5, 2008 — The board of directors of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) announced the selection of Stephen G. Whitley as president and CEO, effective July 7.
Whitley is a 38-year veteran of the energy industry, with experience in bulk power system planning and operations. In his seven-year tenure as senior vice president and chief operating officer of ISO New England (ISO-NE), Whitley was responsible for system planning, system operations, market operations, settlements, customer service and North American Electric Reliability Corporation/Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NERC/NPCC) compliance.
Whitley previously served as ISO-NE vice president of system operations from 2000 to 2001. Prior to coming to ISO New England, he completed a 30-year career with the Tennessee Valley Authority where he last served as general manager of electric system operations of the transmission power supply group and was responsible for control area operations, power supply, economic dispatch, system protection, transmission security, and services and dispatching.
Whitley is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Grid Operations – Power Delivery and Markets Sector Council, member of the NPCC board of directors, and a member of the executive committee of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), U.S. Committee.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Tennessee Technological University prior to beginning his electricity industry career with the TVA. Whitley is also a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and the former commanding officer of the 3397th Garrison Support Unit, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He retired after a distinguished 30-year career, which included active duty in Operation Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991.
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