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December 19, 2007

DPS Engineer Elected to Power Council

Montpelier, Vermont – Hans E. Mertens, Director of Engineering Services for the Department of Pubic Service, was elected to the NPCC Board of Directors last month. “Mertens’ election to the council is advantageous for Vermont as it provides our state with a voice in regional system discussions”, said Public Service Commissioner David O’Brien.

The Northeast Power Coordinating Council’s (NPCC) mission is to promote and enhance the reliable and efficient operation of the international, interconnected bulk power system in Northeastern North America through the development and enforcement of regional reliability standards, coordination of system planning, design and operations, and the assessment of reliability by transmission providers.

NPCC facilitates attainment of fair, effective and efficient competitive electric markets. NPCC's bylaws provide for open, inclusive membership and fair and non-discriminatory governance with the corporation's activities directed by a balanced stakeholder Board of Directors. The geographic area covered by NPCC includes New York State, the six New England States, and the Ontario, Québec, and the Maritime Provinces.

Source: Department of Public Service
Last Updated at: December 19, 2007 11:31:46