VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The PJM Interconnection Members Committee reelected board members Ake Almgren, Susan Riley and Charles Robinson to new three-year terms on the PJM Board.
Almgren has been in the energy industry for more than 25 years, including leadership positions with Capstone Turbine Corporation and several ABB companies. Currently, he heads his own consulting company Orkas Inc., which is focused on new energy technologies. He has served on the PJM Board since 2003.
Riley most recently served as chief financial officer for Eastern Outfitters, LLC (formerly Vestis Retail Group, LLC). She also serves on the board of Essendant Inc. and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has served on the PJM Board since 2005.
Robinson is the vice president-Legal Affairs and General Counsel for the Regents of the University of California where he is the chief legal officer. Prior to that, he was a vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for the California ISO. He has served on the PJM Board since 2011.
The Nominating Committee carefully reviewed the qualifications and prior service of Almgren, Riley and Robinson and voted to nominate them for re-election at the PJM Annual Meeting.
PJM Interconnection, founded in 1927, ensures the reliability of the high-voltage electric power system serving 65 million people in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. PJM coordinates and directs the operation of the region's transmission grid, which includes over 82,000 miles of transmission lines; administers a competitive wholesale electricity market; and plans regional transmission expansion improvements to maintain grid reliability and relieve congestion. PJM's regional grid and market operations produce annual savings of $2.8 billion to $3.1 billion. For the latest news about PJM, visit PJM Inside Lines at insidelines.pjm.com.
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