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  • NextEra Energy Transmission Completes Acquisition of Independent Transmission Company

    March 31, 2021

    JUNO BEACH, Fla. – NextEra Energy Transmission, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), today announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of GridLiance Holdco, LP and GridLiance GP, LLC (GridLiance) from affiliates of Blackstone for approximately $660 million, including the assumption of debt. “We are pleased to have completed the acquisition of ...
  • California to Study Additional Renewable Energy Resources on GridLiance System in Southwest Nevada

    March 15, 2021

    Silverado Renewables Connection Would Help California and Nevada Meet Climate Change Goals, Create Jobs, and Boost Economy DALLAS, March 15, 2021 – As part of its Integrated Resource Plan, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has identified more than 2,000 megawatts of new, low-cost renewable energy generation in southwest Nevada that would help the state of ...
  • GridLiance Named Winner of 2020 Dallas 100 Awards by SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship

    November 9, 2020

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

    October 14, 2020

    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

    September 29, 2020

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

    September 17, 2020

    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

    September 3, 2020

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

    August 28, 2020

    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

    July 29, 2020

    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

    July 28, 2020

    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

    April 15, 2020

    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 Acquires Electric Transmission Assets from Electric Energy, Inc.

    March 2, 2020

    DALLAS, March 2, 2020―GridLiance, an independent electric transmission utility holding company, announced today that its subsidiary, GridLiance Heartland, closed the acquisition of high voltage transmission lines interconnected to the Joppa Generating Station in Illinois from Electric Energy, Inc. (EEI). “This acquisition furthers GridLiance’s mission to be a leading transmission owner and strengthens our strategic positioning in ...
  • GridLiance Is Joined by California and Nevada Officials to Celebrate the Commissioning of the Sloan Canyon Switching Station

    November 19, 2019

    230-kV Switching Station and Transmission Upgrades Enable Significant Expansion of Renewable Energy Growth in Southwest Nevada Boulder City, NV, November 19, 2019 — The GridLiance 230-kV Sloan Canyon Switching Station, located approximately 40-miles outside of Las Vegas in Boulder City, Nevada was officially commissioned today. California and Nevada state, federal land agency, and local officials, renewable energy ...
  • GridLiance Names Kathy Patton New VP, Associate Counsel of Regulatory

    October 17, 2019

    DALLAS, October 17, 2019 ― GridLiance, an independent electric transmission utility, recently named energy industry veteran Kathy Patton to the role of vice president, associate general counsel of regulatory. Patton will oversee GridLiance regulatory attorneys and take the lead role in California Independent System Operator Corp. and Midcontinent Independent System Operator matters. “We are pleased to welcome Kathy ...
  • GridLiance Receives Approval to Acquire Majority Stake in City of Winfield Transmission Assets

    October 1, 2019

    Transaction Provides for Increased Transmission Infrastructure Investment to Improve Regional Grid Reliability DALLAS and WINFIELD, KS, October 1, 2019 – GridLiance, an independent transmission company, the Kansas Power Pool (KPP), and the City of Winfield, recently received final state regulatory approval from the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) of a long-term partnership agreement to jointly-own and improve ...
  • GridLiance Closes $185 Million Debt Financing

    August 1, 2019

    DALLAS, August 1, 2019 – GridLiance, an independent electric transmission company, today announced that its subsidiary, GridLiance Western Holdings, and transmission company, GridLiance West, closed on two new revolving credit facilities with commitments totaling $185 million. The new five-year $80 million revolving credit facility for GridLiance Western Holdings and $105 million five-year revolving credit facility at ...
  • GridLiance Expands Executive Team with Appointment of Richard Evans as Senior Vice President of Capital Execution

    July 8, 2019

    Evans Brings More Than 30 Years of Capital Project Management Experience to the New Position DALLAS, July 8, 2019 – GridLiance, an independent electric transmission company, today announced the appointment of Richard Evans as senior vice president of capital execution, effective July 16, 2019. Evans will report directly to GridLiance President and CEO Calvin Crowder and serve ...
  • GridLiance’s Electric Transmission Upgrades in Texas County, OK to Improve Grid Reliability

    March 4, 2019

    Electric Transmission System Improvements Will Benefit Consumers in the Region Including Tri-County Electric Cooperative Members Dallas, TX, and Hooker, OK (March 4, 2019) – GridLiance High Plains, an electric transmission utility and partner of Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC), has begun construction of a new substation, new transmission line, and upgrades to an existing GridLiance transmission line in ...
  • GridLiance and City of Winfield Announce Transmission Partnership

    January 29, 2019

    GridLiance to Acquire Majority Stake in Winfield’s 69-kV Transmission Facilities DALLAS and WINFIELD, KS, January 29, 2019 – GridLiance, an independent transmission company, and the City of Winfield, Kansas today announced a long-term partnership to jointly-own and improve the city’s transmission facilities. Under the agreement, GridLiance will acquire a 65 percent ownership stake in 29-miles of ...
  • GridLiance Closes on $65 Million Revolving Credit Facility

    October 10, 2018

    DALLAS, October 10, 2018 – GridLiance High Plains, an independent transmission company and subsidiary of GridLiance Holdco, LP (GridLiance), recently closed on a $65 million revolving credit facility with KeyBank, N.A. The revolver will be used to finance the company’s growth, support capital projects and fund general corporate expenses. “We are pleased to announce the closing of ...
  • GridLiance and Valley Electric Association Announce Sloan Canyon Transmission Line Project Gets Underway

    September 17, 2018

    Project to Improve Grid Reliability and Open Southwest Nevada to Renewable Energy Developers DALLAS, September 17, 2018 – GridLiance, an independent transmission company, and Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) today announced they have begun work on adding 72-miles of optical ground wire between Pahrump and Boulder City, Nevada. The line work is part of GridLiance’s nearly $40 million, ...
  • GridLiance to Acquire Transmission Assets from Electric Energy, Inc.

    September 10, 2018

    Company Expands Its National Footprint to Illinois Dallas (Sept. 10, 2018) – GridLiance, an independent transmission company, today announced it recently signed an agreement to acquire six 161-kV transmission lines that cross the Ohio River and related transmission equipment from Electric Energy, Inc. (EEI) located at the Joppa Generating Station in Illinois. “This acquisition represents an important milestone ...
  • GridLiance to Acquire Transmission Assets from People’s Electric Cooperative

    July 16, 2018

    DALLAS, July 16, 2018 – GridLiance, an independent transmission company with operations in several regions of the U.S., announced today it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire 55 miles of 138-kV transmission line and a substation from People’s Electric Cooperative (PEC). “We appreciate this opportunity to partner with PEC to unlock the financial value of ...
  • GridLiance and Tri-County Electric Cooperative Reach Settlement with AEP on Wind Catcher Energy Connection Project

    May 30, 2018

    DALLAS, May 30, 2018 – GridLiance, an independent transmission company with operations throughout the U.S., and Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (TCEC) announced today that they have signed a settlement agreement with American Electric Power Company (AEP) related to the proposed Wind Catcher Energy Connection project, a planned 2,000-megawatt wind farm. Under the terms of the settlement, GridLiance’s ...
  • GridLiance Strengthens Executive Team, Names Trent Carlson SVP, Regulatory and Corporate Services

    April 24, 2018

    Announces Promotions in Federal Government Affairs and Corporate Development Departments DALLAS, April 24, 2018 – GridLiance today announced that Trent Carlson has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Corporate Services and named a member of the Company’s executive team, effective immediately. In this new role, Carlson will continue to oversee regulatory policy, compliance, ...
  • GridLiance Acquires Transmission Assets of the City of Nixa, Missouri

    April 4, 2018

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Approves Acquisition Dallas, TX and Nixa, MO (April 4, 2018) – GridLiance Holdco, L.P., (GridLiance) an independent transmission company, has completed its acquisition of the City of Nixa’s electric transmission assets, including a 10 mile, 69 kV transmission line between the City of Springfield and the Southwestern Power Administration, as well as four substations ...
  • GridLiance Announces New President & CEO, New CFO and Headquarters Move to Texas

    November 16, 2017

    GridLiance also announces establishment of two new groups:Corporate Development and Regulatory & Corporate Services Dallas, TX, (November 16, 2017) – GridLiance today announced that J. Calvin Crowder has been named President & CEO and the hiring of Alison Zimlich as the new Chief Financial Officer. The company also announced completion of its headquarters move to Dallas, ...
  • GridLiance Announces Realignment to Meet Growing Demands

    October 26, 2017

    GridLiance announces establishment of Development and Regulatory & Corporate Services DivisionsCHICAGO, IL, (October 26, 2017) – GridLiance announces realignment of management structure to address the company’s recent expansion and to capitalize on growth opportunities. Since its successful inception, GridLiance has expanded its presence into multiple states. “With the successful acquisition of Valley Electric Association, Inc.’s high ...
  • GridLiance Completes Acquisition of Valley Electric Association, Inc.’s 230-kV Transmission System

    September 20, 2017

    CHICAGO, Ill. and PAHRUMP, Nev. (September 20, 2017) – GridLiance Holdco, L.P., (GridLiance) an independent electric transmission company, has completed its acquisition of Valley Electric Association, Inc.’s (VEA) high voltage transmission system, including more than 160 miles of 230-kV transmission lines and related substation equipment. GridLiance also acquired a 230-kV transmission line project to physically connect the ...
  • GridLiance Hires Utility Industry Veteran, Kevin Donnelly, as Vice President of Corporate Development

    May 24, 2017

    GridLiance hires former managing director at Duke Energy Corporation as vice president of Corporate Development. CHICAGO, May 24, 2017 – GridLiance, the nation’s first independent transmission company primarily focused on working with Public Power, deepens its leadership team with the addition of utility industry veteran, Kevin Donnelly. Donnelly, former managing director at Duke Energy Corporation, is now ...
  • Justin M. Campbell to Head Newly Formed GridLiance West Utilities

    May 1, 2017

    GridLiance Holdco, L.P. announces the addition of Justin M. Campbell as President of GridLiance West Utilities – GridLiance’s newly formed transmission company operating in the Western Interconnection.
  • How Small Public Power Utilities Gain A Bigger Voice

    February 28, 2017

    February 28, 2017 – The Kansas Power Pool, a public power agency that provides energy and transmission services to 24 public power utilities in Kansas, says that by partnering with GridLiance it is gaining the expertise and staffing support it needs to deal with increasingly complex North American Electric Reliability Corporation compliance requirements and to pursue ...
  • Valley Electric Association to Sell its Transmission System to GridLiance

    September 15, 2016

    The VEA Board of Directors has approved the sale of VEA’s 230 kV High Voltage Transmission System to GridLiance PAHRUMP, Nev. and CHICAGO, Ill., September 15, 2016 – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) and GridLiance Holdco, L.P. (GridLiance) – which is backed by Blackstone Energy Partners, an affiliate of Blackstone (NYSE:BX) – announce that the VEA ...
  • GridLiance Appoints Douglas C. Collins President, MISO Region

    July 18, 2016

    30-year utility veteran to oversee GridLiance’s business development activities in the MISO territory CHICAGO, IL and KANSAS CITY, MO, July 18, 2016 – GridLiance announces that Douglas C. Collins has joined the Company as president of GridLiance’s Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Region. Based in Kansas City, MO, Mr. Collins oversees the Company’s regional business development ...
  • Kansas Power Pool Teams with GridLiance to Explore Joint Transmission Projects

    June 29, 2016

    New Partnership Intended to Improve Electric Reliability for Kansas Customers CHICAGO, IL and WICHITA, KS, June 29, 2016 – The Kansas Power Pool (KPP) and GridLiance today announced that the companies are teaming up to improve the transmission infrastructure in KPP’s service area, creating more reliable electricity service for customers. The two companies signed a Co-Development ...
  • GridLiance Appoints Jeff Bishop Chief Financial Officer

    April 18, 2016

    Proven Public Power and Utility Veteran Deepens Management Team. GridLiance Also Expands its Finance Team with the Additions of Tim Salvesen and Brian Mills Chicago, April 18, 2016 – GridLiance today announced that Jeff Bishop has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Bishop is responsible for managing GridLiance’s treasury, ...
  • GridLiance Appoints J. Calvin Crowder President, South Central Region

    April 11, 2016

    25-Year Electric Utility Veteran to Oversee MISO South, ERCOT and New Mexico Chicago, April 11, 2016 – GridLiance today announced that J. Calvin Crowder has joined the Company as President of South Central Region, which includes the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) South parts of Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana; Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT); and ...
  • GridLiance Completes Acquisition of the Transmission Assets from the Tri-County Electric Cooperative

    April 4, 2016

    Key Milestone in Company’s Strategy to Partner with Electric Cooperatives and Other Public Power Agencies to Solve Critical Transmission Problems- GridLiance Also Announces the Expansion of Its World-Class Operations and Compliance Teams Chicago, April 4, 2016 – GridLiance Holdco, LP, through its subsidiary South Central MCN LLC (“GridLiance” or “the Company”), today announced the completion of ...
  • Gridliance Deepens Board of Directors with Addition of Terry Boston and Michael Morris

    February 8, 2016

    Highly-Respected Electric Utility Industry Veterans Bring Unrivaled Transmission Development Experience, Grid Reliability Expertise and Network of Industry Relationships Chicago, February 8, 2016 – GridLiance Holdco, LP (“GridLiance”) today announced the appointment of leading electric utility and transmission executives Terry Boston and Michael G. Morris to its Board of Directors, effective March 31, 2016. “Terry and Mike share ...
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