Southwest Power Pool Inc.'s (SPP) board of directors has elected Bruce Rew vice president of engineering. In this position, Rew will manage SPP's engineering functions, including planning for expansion of the electric transmission grid. He will also manage SPP's responsibilities as a service provider to other utilities.
Rew joined SPP in 1990 and has served as director of contract services, director of engineering and manager of engineering. His notable projects include assisting SPP's regional state committee in developing a process for allocating transmission costs region-wide, developing tariff language, allowing customers to fund transmission projects, and implementing SPP's first energy management and tariff billing system.
Prior to joining SPP, Rew served in the U.S. Air Force as a member of a nuclear missile launch crew. He was responsible for maintaining operational readiness of the Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile computer's electrical and guidance systems.
Rew has degree from Louisiana Tech University and a master's degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas. He completed Harvard Business School's advanced management program and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Arkansas.
SOURCE: Southwest Power Pool Inc.