tional energy emergency preparedness activities. At DOE, he was also in charge of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and led the federal fact-finding team to Alaska to gather information on the Exxon Valdez oil spill for the President. While serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he was a military attaché to a number of Middle Eastern countries. He has also led a number of response teams to deal with oil/gas production and pipeline accidents. He has published numerous articles on energy and security and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Association of Counterterrorism and Security Professionals and the Institute of Gas Technology. He is a member of the Institute of International Energy Economists and the American Society of Industrial Security. He is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University’s Graduate Business School.
William O. Ball is senior vice president, transmission planning and operations, Southern Company Services. In this role, Mr. Ball is responsible for the planning and operations of the Southern electric systems network transmission grid, transmission policy, and industry interfaces. He is a board member of the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council (SERC), a member of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) Stakeholders Committee, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Consortium for Electric Reliability. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Ball was vice president of transmission planning, policy, and support services with responsibility for transmission planning, policy, and industry interfaces, and business unit finance and accounting. From January 2001 to March 2002, Mr. Ball was vice president of technical support at Mirant (formerly Southern Energy). In this role, his responsibilities included technical due diligence on business development projects, providing transmission support and O&M support to the various business units, and establishing and implementing safety and health policy at Mirant. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Ball held the position of director of technical support at Southern Energy, where he was responsible for ensuring that proper technical due diligence was performed on business development projects. From 1995 to 1999, he held the position of manager, system planning, with both generation and transmission planning responsibilities at Mississippi Power Company (MPC). Mr. Ball played a key role in the development and certification of the MPC 1,100 MW combined cycle facility at Plant Daniel. He also served as MPC’s technical witness in numerous regulatory hearings concerning retail access. Mr. Ball’s earlier roles included a position in the transmission planning department developing transmission pricing methods, developing Southern’s first open-access transmission tariffs, and providing transmission policy recommendations and negotiated transmission service contracts with third parties. He also worked on the development of Southern’s Clean Air Act compliance strategy and has worked in the areas of distribution engineering, system planning, and bulk power contracts. Mr. Ball is a summacum laude graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He also holds a master’s of business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Ball is a registered professional engineer.
Anjan Bose (NAE) holds the endowed Distinguished Professor of Electric Power Engineering in the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University (WSU) and is the director of the NSF-sponsored Power Systems Engineering Research Center. From 1998 until 2006, he was dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture, and from 1993 until 1998, he was director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Bose’s research interests are in power grid control through computer technology. Prior to joining WSU, he was on the faculty of Arizona State University and, before that, the Control Data Corporation. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, has received several awards from IEEE over the years, and is a member of several professional societies. He was appointed by the Governor of Washington to the board of directors of the Washington Technology Center (and is now serving as vice-chair of the board), and by the U.S. Secretary of Energy to the committee to study the 1999 power blackouts. He has consulted for many electric power companies and related government agencies throughout the world and has extensive experience in the Western Interconnection of the United States. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Iowa State University.
Clark W. Gellings is vice president of innovation at the Electric Power Research Institute. He has been at EPRI since 1982; prior to that he was with Public Service Electric and Gas Company in New Jersey. Mr. Gellings is both an electrical and a mechanical engineer with a strong background in the development of new products and services for the energy industry, especially applied to the power industry. He has many accomplishments in developing systems for demand side management, optimal and cost-effective utility management, and applying digital technology in the power sector in order to gain efficiencies in generation, dispatching, and end use. He is a member of numerous professional associations and has received many prizes for his work over the years. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles or papers and 10 books. He has an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, an M.S. in management science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Newark College of Engineering.
Michehl R. Gent serves on several policy committees and boards, including the United States Energy Association board and the IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee. Formerly, Mr. Gent was president and CEO of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC). He joined NERC