Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group Elects Four New Board Members
RESTON, VA. – The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) has elected four new members to its Board of Directors. These individuals serve as industry ambassadors for UVIG and collectively oversee and ensure the association’s operations and strategic growth plan.
The newly elected board members are: Mike Casper, President and CEO, Jo-Carroll Energy; Will Kaul, Vice President and Chief Transmission Officer, Great River Energy; Bruce Rew, Vice President of Operations, Southwest Power Pool; and Rashid Abdul, Vice President of Renewable Energy, CG Power Systems.
The installation of these new board members occurred during UVIG’s annual Spring Technical Workshop, held in Tucson, Arizona. UVIG’s Board of Directors includes seventeen leaders in the electric power and renewable energy industries.
“As solar and wind renewable energy continues to transform the way energy is produced and managed, we welcome UVIG’s new board members,” said Mark Ahlstrom, UVIG Board President. “The extensive industry knowledge and experience they bring from their respective fields is invaluable in maintaining UVIG’s mission to chart the future of wind and solar power integration and operations.”
“As a non-profit, volunteer professional association, our board of directors and members give freely of their time, experience and knowledge. We thank them for their commitment to UVIG,” concluded Ahlstrom.
The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG), previously known as the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG), was established in 1989 to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind for utility applications. UVIG expanded its focus to include solar power and became known as the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group in 2011. Today, UVIG is the leading source of global expertise for wind and solar power system integration and operation.
UVIG is a not-for-profit organization that engages in engineering and educational activities to advance the theory and practice of integrating renewable energy into electric systems. UVIG provides unique access to credible information and applied research to facilitate renewable energy decisions. The group’s mission is to chart the future of wind and solar integration and operation. UVIG does this by accelerating the development and application of good engineering and operational practices supporting the appropriate integration and reliable operation of variable generation on the electric power system.