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Author: Kevin Martin

GridLiance Named Winner of 2020 Dallas 100 Awards by SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship

DALLAS, November 9, 2020 – The SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship recently named GridLiance, an independent electric transmission company, to this year’s list of Dallas 100 companies. The annual competition recognizes the fastest growing, most dynamic privately held companies in the Dallas area based on percentage growth and absolute dollar growth over the previous three years. […]

GridLiance’s N. Beth Emery Honored with Silver Stevie® Lifetime Achievement Award for Women in Business

DALLAS, October 14, 2020 – GridLiance Senior Vice President N. Beth Emergy has been named a winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Lifetime Achievement – Business category in the 17th annual Stevie Awards® for Women in Business. A founding member of GridLiance, an independent electric transmission company, Emery has practiced law in the energy industry for more […]

GridLiance Announces Agreement to Be Acquired by NextEra Energy Transmission

DALLAS, September 29, 2020  – GridLiance announced today an agreement to be acquired by NextEra Energy Transmission, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. Founded in 2014 by affiliates of Blackstone Energy Partners, GridLiance today owns and operates more than 700 miles of transmission lines and related substation infrastructure across six states, with a presence in […]

GridLiance Announces Appointment of Mark S. Laufman as Chief Legal Officer and Successor to N. Beth Emery

DALLAS, September 17, 2020 – Independent electric transmission utility holding company, GridLiance today announced the appointment of Mark S. Laufman as executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary, effective immediately. Laufman succeeds N. Beth Emery, who announced her retirement  after more than 40 years of practicing law in the energy industry. To ensure a smooth […]

GridLiance Closes Transaction to Acquire Majority Stake in City of Winfield, Kansas Transmission Assets

DALLAS, September 3, 2020 – GridLiance, an independent electric transmission utility holding company, announced today that it recently closed on the acquisition of a majority ownership interest on the previously-announced transaction to co-own the City of Winfield’s transmission facilities. Under the terms of the transaction, GridLiance subsidiary GridLiance High Plains acquired a 65% ownership stake in the city’s 69 […]

GridLiance Recognized as One of the Middle Market 50 Fastest-Growing Midsize Companies in North Texas

DALLAS, August 28, 2020 – The Dallas Business Journal recently announced that GridLiance, an independent electric transmission utility holding company, has been named to the sixth annual Middle Market 50 list. GridLiance was among 23 new companies on the list, which recognizes private and public companies based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the highest growth percentage from 2017 to 2019 […]

Fitch Ratings Affirms GridLiance Subsidiaries’ Credit Ratings

DALLAS, July 29, 2020 – GridLiance, an electric transmission utility holding company, announced that Fitch Ratings, Inc. recently affirmed investment-grade issuer ratings for three of its subsidiaries. Fitch affirmed its long-term issuer default ratings (IDR) for: GridLiance West (“A-” rating), GridLiance Western Holdings (“BBB” rating) and GridLiance High Plains (“A” rating). The ratings outlook for the three […]

EY Announces Calvin Crowder of GridLiance Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Award Finalist in the Southwest Region

DALLAS, July 28, 2020 – EY recently announced that GridLiance President and CEO Calvin Crowder is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Award in the Southwest Region. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas […]

GridLiance Announces Executive Promotions

DALLAS, April 15, 2020 – GridLiance, an independent electric transmission utility company, today announced the following key executive promotions to support the company’s next stages of growth. Justin M. Campbell has been named executive vice president, chief development officer; Alison Zimlich has been named executive vice president, chief financial officer; Michael Landgraf has been named vice […]

GridLiance Responds to COVID-19

March 13, 2020 – As part of the plan, GridLiance has taken the following steps: In response to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, GridLiance has rolled out a COVID-19 Response Plan. The comprehensive plan ensures business continuity and protects the health and safety of our employees, transmission customers, and contractors. Required all employees, excluding transmission system […]