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Transforming Transmission: An Interview with GridLiance President Calvin Crowder

January 2021 – GridLiance’s President and CEO Calvin Crowder recently spoke to Public Utilities Fortnightly’s Steve Mitnick about the company’s mission and its success in collaborating with public power on lowering the barriers to equal reliability and rate treatment. Read the full interview and learn how GridLiance is working to improve the reliability of the grid.

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 […]

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 Acquires Electric Transmission Assets from Electric Energy, Inc.

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 […]

GridLiance Names Kathy Patton New VP, Associate Counsel of Regulatory

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 […]

GridLiance Receives Approval to Acquire Majority Stake in City of Winfield Transmission Assets

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 […]

GridLiance Closes $185 Million Debt Financing

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 […]