David Whiteley

Owner, Whiteley BPS Planning Ventures LLC
Executive Director, Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative
Former Executive Vice President of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)

David Whiteley is the owner of Whiteley BPS Planning Ventures LLC, a consulting firm offering management, planning, operating, and other advisory service to the electric utility industry. He is also engaged as the Executive Director of the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC). The EIPC is currently advancing the concept of an open and transparent approach to performing transmission system analyses at the interconnection level. Mr. Whiteley provides a leadership role in the EIPC effort. Mr. Whiteley is also on the Board of Directors of Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company with operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Prior to starting his own consulting company, Dave was employed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) as Executive Vice President from March, 2007 to March 2009. In that position, he was responsible for overseeing NERC’s activities in Standards; Reliability Readiness; Training, Education, and Personnel Certification; Event Analysis; Metrics and Benchmarking; and Members’ Forums.

Prior to NERC, Dave was Senior Vice President – Energy Delivery Services for Ameren Corporation – a position he assumed in January 2005 after serving as Senior Vice President, Energy Delivery, since October 2003. At Ameren, he was responsible for the planning, design, construction and technical support for all electric transmission and distribution systems for Ameren’s operating utility companies – AmerenCILCO, AmerenCIPS, AmerenIP and AmerenUE. Dave was also responsible for transmission operations and the transmission interface with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) – the regional transmission operator for Ameren. He also led the company’s transmission policy area and served on various task forces and committees of the Edison Electric Institute, the North American Electric Reliability Council, and the Association of Edison Electric Illuminating Companies. Dave started his career as an assistant engineer in the System Planning Department of Union Electric Company in 1978.

A native of St. Louis, Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla completed in 1985. He was granted a Professional Degree in Engineering from the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2004. Dave is a registered professional engineer in the states of Missouri and Illinois. He is also a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.