ISO-NE announces 2024 board slate

ISO New England, operator of the region’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets, today announced a 2024 Board of Directors slate that includes members with significant expertise in clean energy, consumer advocacy, transmission, wholesale electricity and financial markets, and deployment of complex IT systems. Caren Anders, Steve Corneli, and Michael J. Curran were all re-elected to three-year terms that begin this October.

“We’re thrilled to have Caren, Steve, and Michael remaining with us,” said Gordon van Welie, president and CEO of ISO New England. “Their extensive and diverse experience and expertise remain critical as the region continues its transition to a clean, reliable energy future.”

Caren Anders

Caren Anders is a transmission expert who previously served as an executive advisor for Quanta Technology, where she worked with clients across the utility sector providing advisory solutions and services. Her career has included leading Duke Energy’s transmission organization, overseeing 2,100 employees responsible for serving 7 million customers. Prior to joining Duke, Anders served as vice president of transmission and substations at Exelon.

Steve Corneli

Steve Corneli is an independent energy expert with broad experience in the power sector and a focus on electricity markets and the efficient deployment of high levels of clean resources. He has advised leading energy and environmental think tanks, distributed and clean energy developers, and organizations working to address climate change. For much of his career, Corneli was an executive at NRG Energy with responsibilities across market, climate and clean energy policy. Prior to NRG, he served for seven years as a consumer advocate in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.

Michael J. Curran

Michael J. Curran spent the majority of his career in the financial services and investment community, including the Boston Stock Exchange, Inc., where he was chairman and chief executive officer. Before joining the Boston Stock Exchange, he was managing director and COO of Kemper Funds and International Mutual Funds for Zurich Scudder Investments. Curran most recently served as chair of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Board of Directors.

About the board

The ISO elects its board members through a nominating process that involves representatives from the ISO New England Board of Directors, the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), and the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners. Candidates also receive the endorsement of the NEPOOL Participants Committee.

ISO New England Board members are subject to the company’s code of conduct, which includes a non-affiliation provision designed to maintain the independence of the company from participants in New England’s wholesale electricity markets and their affiliates.

More information on ISO New England’s governance structure, as well as its Board of Directors, is available on the ISO’s website.

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