Atlantic Power Corp. appoints executive vice president, chief operating officer

As a member of the executive management team, he will also play a central role in the development and execution of Atlantic Power's operational and strategic initiatives

Atlantic Power Corp. appointed Edward "Ned" Hall as executive vice president — chief operating officer, effective April 2, 2013. In this position, Hall will be responsible for all of Atlantic Power's operations, asset management, environmental health and safety and engineering functions.

As a member of the executive management team, he will also play a central role in the development and execution of Atlantic Power's operational and strategic initiatives.

"Ned is a great addition to our executive management team, bringing a valuable combination of operational, asset management and development capabilities, senior corporate experience and extensive knowledge and working network within the independent power, utility and infrastructure sectors," said Barry Welch, president and CEO of Atlantic Power.

Hall is an energy industry professional with more than 25 years of management and operational experience. Most recently, Hall served as executive vice president - chief operating officer global generation at AES Corp., a publicly traded global power company. Prior to that, Hall held multiple positions at AES Corp. including president, North America, president, wind generation and managing director, global business development.

Hall graduated with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and later received an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.

Atlantic Power owns and operates a fleet of power generation and infrastructure assets in the U.S. and Canada. Its power generation projects in operation have an aggregate gross electric generation capacity of about 3,366 MW in which its aggregate ownership interest is about 2,117 MW.

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