REGIONAL PLANNING

Planning Management Committee Members

A current list of the WestConnect Planning Management Committee members and their designated member representatives is provided below.

PMC Chair:  Justin Lee, SRP
PMC Vice-Chair:  Gilbert Flores, Xcel Energy


TOLSO MEMBER SECTOR
Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. - Benson, AZ

Boris Tumarin – 520-586-5116
Patrick Ledger – 520-586-5110
 
Arizona Public Service – Phoenix, AZ

David Wiley – 602-371-5997
Akhil Mandadi – 602-250-4902
 
Basin Electric – Bismarck, ND

Tom Christensen – 701-557-5393
Pius Fischer – 701-557-5667

Black Hills Energy – Rapid City, SD
Seth Nelson – 605-399-5013

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Colorado Springs Utilities - Colorado Springs, CO Cliff Berthelot – 719-668-8091
Jeff Hanson – 719-668-8125
Deseret Power – South Jordan, Utah
Phil Solomon – 801-619-6560
Nathan Powell – 801-619-6504
El Paso Electric – El Paso, TX

David Tovar – 915-543-4355
Louis Vigil – 915-351-4202
Imperial Irrigation District - Imperial, CA
Sabrina Barber – 760-482-3686
Connie Bergmark – 760-482-3392

LADWP – Los Angeles, CA Faranak Sarbaz – 213-367-1265
Jom Woramali
 
NV Energy – Las Vegas, NV Alex Fratkin – 775-834-4897
Sachin Verma – 775-834-4878
 
Platte River Power Authority – Fort Collins, CO Jeremy Brownrigg – 970-229-5272
Stacey Kohler – 970-229-5250
Public Service Company of NM – Albuquerque, NM  Tom Duane – 505-241-4569
George Nail – 505-241-2574

Sacramento Municipal Utility District Sacramento –  Sacramento, CA
Janice Zewe – 916-732-6804
Foung Mua

Salt River Project - Phoenix, AZ Justin Lee – 602-236-3929
Bryce Nielsen – 602-236-6688

Tucson Electric Power Company – Tucson, AZ Todd Lichtas – 520-917-6634
Gary Trent – 520-745-3168
 
Transmission Agency of Northern California  – Fulsom, CA
Bryan Griese – 916-852-1673
Phil Sanchez – 916-852-1673
 
Tri-State Generation and Transmission – Westminster, CO
Ryan Hubbard – 303-254-3025
Chris Pink – 303-254-3339

Western Area Power Administration – Loveland, CO / Phoenix, AZ

Josh Johnston – 602-605-2662

Xcel Energy/Public Service Company of Colorado – Denver, CO Drew Siebenaler – 612-321-3195
Gilbert Flores – 303-571-7109



TRANSMISSION CUSTOMER MEMBER SECTOR
Vacant  

INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION DEVELOPER MEMBER SECTOR
Black Forest Partners – San Francisco, CA
Doug Patterson – 415-787-4209
Bill Kipp – 415-244-3540
 
Southwestern Power Group – Phoenix, AZ Tom Wray – 602-808-2004
David Getts – 602-808-2004
 
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TransCanyon, LLC –  Phoenix, AZ Bob Smith – 602-371-6909
Jason Smith – 602-250-2668

Western Energy Connection, LLC

Sandeep Arora – 925-201-5252
Mark Milburn – 636-532-2200

Xcel Western Transmission Company – Denver, CO
Joe Richardson  – 612-330-6133
Drew Siebenaler – 612-321-3195

STATE REGULATORY COMMISSION MEMBER SECTOR
Vacant  

KEY INTEREST GROUP MEMBER SECTOR
Avangrid - Orange, CT Ahad Esmaeilian - 979-703-0233
Sebastian Libonatti - 207-629-1282
Natural Resources Defense Council – San Francisco, CA Helen O’Shea – 415-875-6159
Jade Nguyen – 212-727-2700
STAFF AND CONSULTANTS
Henderson, NV Heidi Pacini – 303-229-9401
Charles Reinhold – 208-253-6916

PLANNING CONSULTANT
Energy Strategies – Salt Lake, UT Keegan Moyer – 801-355-4365