Andrew L. Ott

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ott has been with PJM for 20 years and also serves as a PJM Board member. He was responsible for design and implementation of the PJM wholesale electricity markets. He has extensive experience in power system engineering, transmission planning, applied mathematics, electricity market design and implementation. Mr. Ott is internationally recognized as an expert in electricity market design.

Mr. Ott is Chair of CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems) Study Committee C5, on Electricity Markets and Regulation. Mr. Ott is an IEEE Fellow. He had served on the board of the Association of Power Exchanges for eight years. Mr. Ott also serves on the Board of GO 15 which is a voluntary initiative of the world’s 18 largest power grid operators representing more than 70 percent of the world’s electricity demand and providing electricity to 3.4 billion consumers on six continents. He also serves on the Board of Association of Edison Illuminating Companies.

Prior to joining PJM, Mr. Ott was employed by GPU, Inc. for 13 years in transmission planning and operations.

Mr. Ott received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in applied statistics from Villanova University.

PJM Interconnection, founded in 1927, ensures the reliability of the high-voltage electric power system serving 65 million people in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. PJM coordinates and directs the operation of the region’s transmission grid, which includes over 82,000 miles of transmission lines; administers a competitive wholesale electricity market; and plans regional transmission expansion improvements to maintain grid reliability and relieve congestion. PJM’s regional grid and market operations produce annual savings of $2.8 billion to $3.1 billion. For the latest news about PJM, visit PJM Inside Lines at