Lanny Nickell is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Southwest Power Pool, a FERC-approved Regional Transmission Organization. He is responsible for provision of engineering, operations, and information technology services to the organization’s members and customers. He oversees reliable operation of the bulk electric power system, administration of wholesale energy markets, development of transmission expansion plans, and administration of resource adequacy policies across a region that spans 17 states.
Mr. Nickell has also served as Vice President of Engineering, Vice President of Operations and in various management and engineering roles since joining SPP in 1997. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tulsa and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.