Matthew Fischesser Promoted to Vice President and CIO

ACES is pleased to announce that Matthew Fischesser has been promoted to Vice President and CIO. Matt has been serving as Interim CIO while we conducted an internal and external search to replace Chris Haas. There was an excellent pool of candidates, and ACES’ Senior Officers ultimately selected Matt for this role.   Matt joined ACES …

Chris Haas Named New CEO of Meridian Cooperative

ACES announced today that Christopher D. Haas will succeed Riley “RB” Sloan as Meridian Cooperative’s Chief Executive Officer, effective May 16, 2022. RB Sloan has served as President and CEO of Meridian since 2013 and will be retiring. Chris Haas is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at ACES, an energy risk management …

Jeff Conrad Named Next CEO of Wabash Valley Power Alliance

Wabash Valley Power Alliance’s (WVPA) Board of Directors announced today that Jeff Conrad will become the generation and transmission cooperative’s next President & Chief Executive Officer. Conrad currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of WVPA and has served in leadership roles throughout the organization since joining in 1999. Conrad will become Wabash Valley Power Alliance’s …

Wolverine Power Cooperative, Inc. Becomes ACES’ Newest Member

Wolverine Power Cooperative (Wolverine) located in Cadillac, Michigan became a Member of ACES, effective January 1, 2022. Wolverine has been a Customer of ACES since 2017, utilizing a variety of ACES’ market, load forecasting, and risk management services. As a Member, Wolverine will expand the services it receives from ACES. As a Member of ACES, …

NRCO Announces New CEO

The NRCO board announced today that, after conducting a nationwide search, they selected Mike Keyser as NRCO’s new CEO, effective January 1, 2022. Mike is currently CEO at BARC Electric, one of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s members. Mike succeeds Amadou Fall who served as NRCO’s CEO from its inception in 2008 until earlier this year …

Expansion of the Senior Officer Team

ACES is pleased to announce two promotions that have expanded our Senior Officer team.   Jason Painter has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Jason has been with ACES since 2000, holding various positions in Trading, Transmission, and Portfolio Strategy. Jason’ contributions to ACES’ have been exceptional. Among other accomplishments. Jason has been integral in the success …

ACES Hosts 16th Annual Members Conference

ACES Hosts 16th Annual Members Conference ACES hosted its 16th Annual Members Conference on June 3 and 4 at the Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. This year’s event included in-person and virtual attendance. We were excited to have almost 300 in-person attendees, with more than 100 participating virtually. The agenda featured industry and other experts who …

ACES Registers as a Generation Operator

ACES announced today that it has registered with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) as a Generation Operator (GOP) for one of its member-owner’s (Member) generation assets, and will be under the compliance oversight of the ReliabilityFirst (RF) Regional Reliability Organization (RRO). In 2018, ACES assumed responsibility for the Member’s GOP duties, including communication …

ACES 16th Annual Members Conference Canceled

Protecting the health and safety of our Members, their members, our staff, and our community is paramount as our country continues to deal with COVID-19. Thus, we believe it is prudent to cancel this year’s Members Conference. ACES did not make this decision lightly. While we regret canceling, we believe it is in everyone’s best …

Looking Back at 2019

While ACES is always looking forward, in 2019 we took some time to reflect on the past 20 years of operations. ACES started in 1999 with 18 employees, four Members, borrowed office space, minimal services, and was focused primarily in the Midwest. ACES has grown significantly since that time, currently employing more than 240 individuals, serving 21 Members …