Braintree, MA – Competitive Power Ventures (“CPV”) announced today it has hired former New York Independent System Operator (“NYISO”) senior vice president of External & Regulatory affairs, Thomas Rumsey, to help drive the company’s aggressive expansion plans across North America.
Rumsey joins CPV after more than five years leading the New York electric grid operator’s external affairs activities and 10 years of successful public affairs experience with General Electric Corporate, Nuclear, and Power and Water divisions.
In his new position as VP External Affairs, Rumsey will be responsible for helping develop and advocate for policy that supports the maturing industry and continued growth of the company as the leading North American electric power development and asset management company. CPV was recently acquired by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) after a string of development successes. GIP has ambitious goals for expanding CPV’s development activities and footprint across North America.
“Tom brings a wealth of successful experience on both from the commercial and technical side while working for GE as well as the wholesale market and policy side of the energy industry with the NYISO,” said Gary Lambert, CPV President. “This potent combination that Tom brings to our team will be integral to achieving our ambitious expansion goals over the next few years.”
During Rumsey’s tenure at the NYISO he was instrumental in helping advance a number of key policy initiatives including the new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-approved lower Hudson Capacity Zone intended to maintain electric reliability in that part of the state. He also spearheaded a number of key initiatives for GE, some of which were adopted as GE “Best Practices.”
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 deployed to Afghanistan with 3rd Special Forces Group in 2003. He holds a BS in Aeronautical Studies from the University of North Dakota, and MBA from the University of Maryland College Park and attended the Harvard Business School General Management Program in 2014.
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CPV: Energizing North America’s Future
Competitive Power Ventures, LLC (CPV) is dedicated to increasing America’s sustainability; both economically and environmentally. Using domestically-available energy sources, like wind and natural gas, and partnering with host communities to support their tax base and school districts, CPV works to stabilize and improve local and state economies. CPV’s corporate mission is built around a belief that progressive companies can be powerful agents of change for a better world and a cleaner environment. To this end, we have focused our core activities around developing and operating energy facilities that can make a significant difference in improving the environments and economic well-being of a region. Headquartered in Silver Spring, MD, with offices in Braintree, MA, Houston, TX and San Francisco, CA the company currently has 6,000 MW of conventional generation projects in various stages of development across North America. The company’s Asset Management division has more than 7,550 MW of natural gas generation and wind power under management. Find out more at www.cpv.com. Follow CPV on Twitter: @CPVEnergy.
About Global Infrastructure Partners
Global Infrastructure Partners ("GIP") is an independent infrastructure fund that invests worldwide in infrastructure assets and businesses in both OECD and select emerging market countries. GIP targets investments in single assets and portfolios of assets and companies in power and utilities, natural resources infrastructure, air transport infrastructure, seaports, freight railroad, water distribution and treatment and waste management. GIP has offices in New York and London, with an affiliate in Sydney and portfolio company operations headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. For more information, visit www.global-infra.com.