WINCHESTER, Ky. — Denise Foster has joined East Kentucky Power Cooperative as vice president of federal and RTO regulatory affairs.
“Denise’s knowledge, experience and relationships are a tremendous addition to EKPC’s team as we strive to provide reliable, affordable, sustainable energy to our 16 owner-member cooperatives,” said Anthony “Tony” Campbell, EKPC’s president and CEO.
Foster has nearly 15 years of experience with PJM Interconnection, most recently as vice president, state and member services. In that position, Foster led state regulatory and legislative activities and oversaw management of member relations for PJM, a regional transmission organization (RTO) that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of 13 states, including Kentucky, and the District of Columbia. EKPC has been a member of PJM since 2013. Foster also has served as director of policy development for Exelon Corp.
“With energy and environmental policies driving changes in the electric industry, I am excited for the opportunity to represent the interests of EKPC’s 16 owner-member cooperatives and the 1.1 million members they serve in navigating and influencing these changes in the federal regulatory policy and RTO stakeholder process arenas,” Foster said.
At EKPC, Foster will oversee regulatory filings related to generation and transmission operations, as well as issues related to RTOs and other non-member electric utilities impacting EKPC’s operations.
“Denise comes to EKPC at a time when crucial issues and energy market changes are being considered at PJM and at the federal level,” said Don Mosier, EKPC’s COO and executive vice president. “She brings a solid RTO and regulatory background that will bolster EKPC’s position and influence in these areas and help ensure that our owner-members’ interests are represented. Denise’s leadership and guidance will be invaluable.”
Foster is a graduate of Hood College and Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law.
Foster assumed her duties in January.