Ex-Bush administration official on NYISO board

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NORTH GREENBUSH — A former energy official in the administration of George W. Bush has been elected to the board of the New York Independent System Operator, which oversees the state's electric grid and wholesale market for power.

The appointment of David R. Hill, who served as general counsel for the United States Department of Energy during the second term of President George W. Bush administration and most recently as executive vice president and general counsel for NRG Energy, Inc. and NRG Yield, Inc., takes effect April 21.

"David brings decades of legal and energy industry experience in both the public and private sectors to the NYISO Board," said Ave M. Bie, the board chair. "David's depth and breadth of expertise will be a tremendous asset at a time when competitive markets and the electric grid face a significant transition. We're proud to have him join the board."

The NYISO, created as the New York Power Pool in the wake of the November 1965 Northeast Blackout, is based in North Greenbush. NYISO replaced the Power Pool in December 1999.

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the NYISO's location and omitted the reference to the New York Power Pool.