Ohio Valley Electric names new VP, COO

 Ohio Valley Electric names new VP, COO

Ohio Valley Electric Corp. (OVEC) has named Robert A. Osborne vice president (VP) and chief operating officer (COO), effective July 18. Osborne will succeed Mark Peifer, who is retiring.

Osborne will be responsible for all OVEC activities, including operation of 2,390-MW of coal-fired generating capacity at Clifty Creek Station in Madison, Indiana, and Kyger Creek Station in Ohio; 705 circuit miles of 345-kilovolt transmission lines; and the corporation's environmental and financial activities.

Previously, he served as managing director of field and support services for American Electric Power's (AEP, NYSE: AEP) generation organization since 2007.

Osborne holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky.

OVEC and its subsidiary, Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp., were organized in October 1952 by 15 sponsoring utilities. Parent companies of the sponsoring utilities are American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), Buckeye Power, DPL (NYSE: DPL), Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK), FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL), Vectren Corp. (NYSE: VVC) and Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc.

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