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,…

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…

ACES to Co-Host Third Annual Women IN Energy Conference

Energy professionals across several sectors will gather Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, to explore innovation, technology and the role women play in this evolving industry. The third annual Women IN Energy conference, “Partnering to Power the Future,” will provide an opportunity for women to learn and engage in thoughtful, relevant discussions. “I’m in total awe as…