Terry Boston elected president of GO15- association of world’s largest power grid operators

GO 15 (formerly the Very Large Power Grid Operators), an association of the world’s 16 largest power grid operators, elected Terry Boston as the GO 15 president.

Boston is the CEO and president of PJM Interconnection, a founding member of the organization. The announcement was made at the GO 15’s recent annual meeting on November 6 and 7.

Boston assumes the role of president from Dominique Maillard, CEO of Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE, Transmission System Operator of France) who will serve as vice president in the year 2013.

The CEOs of the world’s 16 largest power grid operators also signed a “Statement on energy transition and adaptation of power systems.” The GO 15 members have committed to focus on transforming the energy sector and to further strengthen their collaboration across the continents in the joint mission of making the power grids more reliable.

The association’s 16 members represent more than 70 percent of the electricity demand in the world, provide electricity to more than three billion consumers and are responsible for integration of 527 gigawatts of renewable generation into the grid, constituting 21 percent of their total generation capacity. The GO 15 members operate 2,272 000 km of electricity transmission lines and annually serve 10,219 terawatts hours of electricity load.