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Jeffrey McDonald will join ISO New England as the new vice president of market monitoring, effective April 28. He is succeeding David LaPlante, who will retire this summer.

McDonald will join ISO New England from the California ISO, where he currently serves as manager of market analysis and mitigation in the market-monitoring department. Before joining the California ISO, he worked for the State of California as a staff economist in the Department of Industrial Relations and Department of Transportation.

LaPlante is retiring after a 30-year career in the power industry and has served as vice president of market monitoring since 2008. He previously served as vice president of wholesale markets strategy, overseeing the design and development of New England’s current wholesale electricity market design.

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