Noman L. Williams


Noman Williams is senior vice president of operations and engineering at GridLiance, an independent transmission company primarily focused on working with electric cooperatives, municipal utilities, and others to address and solve their transmission needs. In his role, Williams is responsible for operations and maintenance (O&M) at GridLiance.

A member of GridLiance’s senior team since its inception in 2014, Williams brings more than 35 years of executive, O&M, system operations, engineering leadership, and management experience in the electric utility industry to his role. Prior to GridLiance, Williams served as vice president of transmission policy and compliance for Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, where he was responsible for the engineering services program for Sunflower member cooperatives, which included construction work, long-term planning, and transmission line and substation design and construction.

Williams earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Washington State University and a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University. He also holds numerous leadership positions in national and regional energy organizations, serving as chair of both the Market Operations Policy Committee and the Transmission Working Group of Southwest Power Pool. Williams also served as vice chair of the Planning Committee and the Planning Executive Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.