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Milovan Blair named Chairman of the Board of Directors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Stephen Allen
NPCC Appoints New Chairman of the Board:
Mr. Milovan Blair, former Con Edison Executive and NPCC Board Vice Chair
New York, NY – 9/7/22 – The Northeast Power Coordinating Council, Inc. (NPCC) is pleased to announce that Mr. Milovan Blair, former Con Edison Executive and NPCC Board Vice Chair, has been appointed to serve as NPCC’s new Independent Board Chair. He succeeds Mr. Harvey Reed who successfully led the Board over the past twelve years.
Mr. Blair recently retired as Senior Vice President of Central Operations at Con Edison Company of New York where he was responsible for planning, designing, operating and maintaining the company’s electric transmission system, substations, primary control center, steam generating plant, steam distribution system and engineering and construction activities. Since 2016, he has also served as a member of NPCC’s Board of Directors, most recently as Vice Chair.
“Milo’s broad expertise in many facets of the power industry combined with his strong Board governance experience positions him extremely well to help advance NPCC’s ongoing mission to assure a highly reliable, resilient, and secure North American electric grid,” said Charles Dickerson, President and Chief Executive Officer of NPCC. “Milo’s deep understanding of the issues facing the industry, as it evolves through the energy transition are essential to help lead the Board in its remit of shaping and directing NPCC’s strategic direction and policy setting.”
Mr. Blair has a Master of Business Administration from St. John’s University and a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the City University of New York. He also completed the Columbia University Senior Executive Program. His Board experience includes serving on the Boards of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and Leadership Council Member, City College of New York Grove School of Engineering.
NPCC’s bylaws provide for open, inclusive membership, and fair and non-discriminatory governance with the corporation's activities directed by a balanced Board of Directors to assure fair stakeholder representation and independence. NPCC is governed by a hybrid Board of Directors, consisting of fourteen Stakeholder Directors, two Independent Directors, an Independent Board Chair and the President and CEO.
Northeast Power Coordinating Council, Inc. is one of six Regional Entities located throughout the United States, Canada, and portions of Mexico that, in concert with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, seeks to assure a highly reliable, resilient, and secure North American bulk power system through the effective and efficient identification, reduction, and mitigation of reliability risks. NPCC’s geographic area includes seven states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) and four Canadian provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Québec). Overall, NPCC covers
an area of nearly 1.2 million square miles, populated by approximately 56 million people.
NPCC carries out its mission through: (i) the development of regional reliability standards and compliance assessment and enforcement of continent-wide and Regional Reliability standards; (ii) coordination of system planning, design and operations, and assessment of reliability; and, (iii) the establishment of Regionally-specific criteria and monitoring and enforcement of compliance with such criteria.
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