COLUMBUS: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that Edward Tatum, Jr. will join its management staff Nov. 30 as vice president of transmission.
In his new position, Tatum will develop strategies and look for opportunities to reduce AMP members’ transmission costs. He will also participate in regional transmission organization (RTO) stakeholder committees (MISO, PJM, etc.) as an advocate for AMP and the organization’s members on issues relating to transmission and reliability; develop strategies related to influencing, interpreting, and implementing the rules and regulations developed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and RTOs; and keep staff and members abreast of regulatory issues which impact transmission, ancillary services, and wholesale markets. He will coordinate his regulatory efforts with AMP’s legal team.
Tatum will bring more than 30 years of industry experience to AMP. He has served as vice president of RTO and regulatory affairs for Old Dominion Electric Cooperative in Glen Allen, Va, where he was responsible for strategy development and execution for the utility and its significant generation and transmission infrastructure. Additionally, he has held positions with Oglethorpe Power Cooperative in Tucker, Ga, and the Rural Electrification Administration in Washington, D.C.
Tatum holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Richmond.
“Costs and other issues associated with transmission are extremely important to our members,” AMP President & CEO Marc Gerken, PE said. “As transmission-dependent utilities, AMP members increasingly look to us for strategies and opportunities to control these costs. The vast experience Ed will bring to this new position will benefit the organization, but more importantly our members and their customers.”
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