Western Electricity Coordinating Council announcement

August 1, 2012

RTEP Stakeholders:

I am pleased to announce that I have nominated Jan Strack of San Diego Gas and Electric Co. (SDG&E) to serve as the Transmission Owners, Operators and Developers Representative on the Scenario Planning Steering Group (SPSG). WECC was fortunate to receive nominations of many highly qualified candidates for this position, so the choice was difficult. We are grateful for the interest and willingness to serve on the SPSG expressed by all of the candidates.

Jan is manager of SDG&E’s Grid Planning, Regulatory & Economics group responsible for economic simulations of the WECC grid. This group has been active on several WECC committees and subcommittees that are involved in furthering TEPPC’s regional transmission planning work. Jan has also played a key role in the California Transmission Planning Group (CTPG) and California’s Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) and was responsible for SDG&E’s economic analysis of the proposed Sunrise Powerlink in comparison to a variety of alternatives.

I will be submitting Jan’s nomination to the WECC Board of Directors’ for consideration at their next meeting on September 5-7, 2012. Meanwhile, he will be participating in the SPSG in all activities except voting.

Best Regards,

Ric Campbell, Utah Public Service Commissioner

Chair, TEPPC