Valley Forge, Pa., Aug. 3, 2011 — PJM President and CEO Terry Boston has been elected to the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute.
An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment.
EPRI's members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the U.S., and international participation extends to 40 countries.
Boston joins five other board members who were elected to terms effective Aug. 1.
PJM Interconnection, founded in 1927, ensures the reliability of the high-voltage electric power system serving 58 million people in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
PJM coordinates and directs the operation of the region's transmission grid, which includes 61,000 miles of transmission lines; administers a competitive wholesale electricity market; and plans regional transmission expansion improvements to maintain grid reliability and relieve congestion.