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Phillip Grigsby, senior vice president, commercial transmission, at Duke Energy, tops the slate of new officers for WIRES in 2014. Grigsby succeeds Don Clevenger, senior vice president, external affairs, at Oncor.

WIRES (Working group for Investment in Reliable and Economic electric Systems) is a nonprofit trade association of transmission providers, transmission customers, regional grid managers, and equipment and service companies. WIRES promotes investment in electric transmission and state and federal policies that advance energy markets, economic efficiency, and consumer and environmental benefits through development of electric power infrastructure.

The other officers for 2014 include the following:

- President-Elect - John Flynn, executive vice president, strategic planning and project development, American Transmission Co.;

- Vice President - Steven Burtch, senior vice president, business development, AltaLink;

- Secretary - Noman Williams, vice president, transmission policy, Sunflower Electric Power Corp.; and

- Treasurer - Gerald Deaver, manager, regional transmission policy, Xcel Energy.

As he leaves the organization's presidency, Clevenger was elected to the board of directors, replacing Autry Warren of Oncor, whose term expired. Lisa M. Barton, executive vice president at AEP Transmission, was also elected to the board.


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