REGIONAL PLANNING

Planning Management Committee Members

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


TOLSO MEMBER SECTOR
Arizona Public Service – Phoenix, AZ

Brian Cole – 602-371-7185
Esteban Martinez – 602-250-1651
 
Basin Electric – Bismarck, ND

Mike Risan – 701-557-5645
Tom Christensen – 701-557-5393
 
Black Hills Energy – Rapid City, South Dakota

Kenna Hagan – 605-716-3961
Wes Wingen – 605-721-2268
Colorado Springs Utilities - Colorado Springs, CO

Cliff Berthelot – 719-668-8091
Gary Simonson – 719-668-8165
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El Paso Electric – El Paso, TX

David Tovar – 915-543-4355
Dennis Malone – 915-539-6950
 
Imperial Irrigation District - Imperial, CA

Sabrina Barber – 760-482-3686
 
LADWP – Los Angeles, CA Mukhles Bhuiyan – 213-367-2532
Denis Obiang – 213-367-4396
 
NV Energy – Las Vegas, Nevada Lauren Rosenblatt – 702-402-5794
Sachin Verma – 775-834-4878
Alex Fratkin – 775-834-4897
 
Platte River Power Authority – Fort Collins, CO John Collins – 970-229-5272
Jeremy Brownrigg – 970-266-7979
 
Public Service Company of NM – Albuquerque, NM

Tom Duane – 505-241-4569
Don Maez – 505-241-4577
 
Sacramento Municipal Utility District Sacramento –  Sacramento, California
Maria Veloso-Koenig – 916-732-5794
Craig Cameron – 916-732-5363
 
Salt River Project - Phoenix, Arizona Mike Jones – 602-236-0882
Brian Keel – 602-236-0970
 
Southwest Transmission Cooperative - Benson, Arizona Boris Tumarin – 520-586-5116
Patrick Ledger – 520-586-5110
 
Tucson Electric Power Company – Tucson, Arizona Ron Belval – 520-745-3420
Bill Darmitzel – 520-745-3422
 
Transmission Agency of Northern California  – Fulsom, California
Bryan Griese – 916-852-1673
Phil Sanchez – 916-852-1673
 
Tri-State Generation and Transmission – Westminster, Colorado
Blane Taylor – 303-254-3659
Stephanie Copeland – 303-254-3554
Maude Grantham-Richards – 505-771-5773
 
Western Area Power Administration – Loveland, Colorado / Phoenix, Arizona
Roy Gearhart – 970-461-7333
Josh Johnston – 602-605-2662
 
Xcel Energy/Public Service Company of Colorado – Denver, Colorado Tom Green – 303-571-7223
Amanda Huffman (King) – 612-330-5931


TRANSMISSION CUSTOMER MEMBER SECTOR
Vacant  

INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION DEVELOPER MEMBER SECTOR
American Transmission Company – Denver, Colorado Madison, Wisconsin Tom Dagenais – 608-877-7161
Chris Hagman – 608-877-7134
 
Black Forest Partners – Denver, Colorado San Francisco, California
Doug Patterson – 415-787-4209
Bill Kipp – 415-244-3540
 
Exelon – Chicago, Illinois Jeffrey Yuknis – 312-394-3661
Mihai Cosman
Sandy Grace
Katie Kaplan
Kevin Thundiyil
Southwestern Power Group – Denver, Colorado Phoenix, Arizona David Getts – 602-808-2004
Tom Wray – 602-808-2004
 
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TransCanyon – Denver, Colorado 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, Colorado Denver, Colorado
Joe Richardson  – 612-330-6133
Cheryl A. Bredenbeck – 612-330-5927
 

STATE REGULATORY COMMISSION MEMBER SECTOR
Vacant  

KEY INTEREST GROUP MEMBER SECTOR
Natural Resources Defense Council – San Francisco, California Carl Zichella – 916-837-7127
Julia Prochnik – 202-246-3025
STAFF AND CONSULTANTS
WestConnect – Council, Idaho Charles Reinhold – 208-253-6916
Heidi Pacini – 661-256-2483
 

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