The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be
President and CEO of PJM Interconnection W. Terry Boston will present “The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be” Thursday, July 30, 2015, 10 a.m., Bldg. 203, Rm. D120.
The nature of the power grid is changing and new threats to reliability are emerging. Weather extremes, cyber and physical security and changing generation portfolios all present challenges, prompting industry to develop new approaches to manage these issues and make the grid more resilient and reliable.
About the Presenter
W. Terry Boston has served since 2008 as president and CEO of PJM Interconnection, a regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia. Boston oversees the largest power grid in North America and the largest electricity market in the world. He is also president of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, Inc., and immediate past-president of the GO 15, the association of the world’s largest power grid operators.
Boston was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering and is a member of the Board for the Electric Power Research Institute. Past chair of the North American Transmission Forum, Boston was also one of the eight industry experts selected to direct the North American Reliability Corporation investigation of the August 2003 Northeast/Midwest blackout. Prior to joining PJM, Boston was the executive vice president of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). In his 35 years at TVA, he directed divisions in transmission and power operations, pricing, contracts and electric system reliability.