Frank M. Betley serves as president & CEO of the
Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association (PREA), a statewide service
organization, and Allegheny Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Allegheny), a
generation and transmission cooperative, serving 14 electric cooperative
distribution systems in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is responsible for all
matters concerning these organizations.
joining PREA/Allegheny in 1989, Betley held the position of manager of energy
systems planning at Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington, D.C. His
responsibilities there included the integrated resource planning process, which
resulted in development of the company’s biennial energy plan. He has also
worked with the Palo Alto, Calif., municipal utility – part of the Northern
California Power Agency – where his primary responsibilities included
demand-side and supply-side planning, cogeneration and alternative resource
development, and the negotiation of power supply contracts and associated
transmission agreements. He also held positions with the Acres Consulting firm.
served as chairman of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers
(IEEE) System Planning Subcommittee and the American Public Power Association Energy
Services Planning Committee. He holds a Professional Engineer license in
multiple states and has been a guest lecturer at Stanford University, Cornell
University and George Washington University.
Betley has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in
engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and a Master of Business
Administration from San Francisco State University.