Thomas Rumsey, a former executive of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), has joined Silver Spring, Md.-based developer Competitive Power Ventures (CPV).
As vice president of external affairs, Rumsey will be responsible for helping to develop and advocate for policy. During his NYISO tenure, he was instrumental in helping to advance a number of key policy initiatives, including the new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-approved lower Hudson Capacity Zone intended to maintain electric reliability.Â
Rumsey retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army in 2013 after a career as an aviation officer. During his career he commanded elite armed reconnaissance helicopter units and was deployed to Afghanistan with 3rd Special Forces Group in 2003.
Rumsey's arrival comes at an interesting time, as CPV was recently acquired by Global Infrastructure Partners. The new owners have ambitious goals for expanding CPV's development activities and footprint across North America.