Noman L. Williams
Noman Williams is senior vice president of engineering and operations and chief operating officer for GridLiance, an independent transmission company primarily focused on working with electric cooperatives, municipal utilities, joint action agencies, irrigation districts, and renewable energy developers to address and solve their transmission needs. In his role, Williams is responsible for operations and maintenance, engineering, system planning, capital projects management, and safety performance.
Williams has been a member of GridLiance’s senior team since its inception in 2014, bringing more than 30 years of executive, O&M, system operations, engineering leadership, and management experience in the electric utility industry to his role. Prior to GridLiance, Williams served as vice president of transmission policy and compliance for Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, where he was responsible for the engineering services program for Sunflower Member cooperatives, which included construction work, long-term planning, and transmission line and substation design and construction.
Williams earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Washington State University and an MBA from Colorado State University. He also holds numerous leadership positions in national and regional energy organizations, serving as chair of the Market Operations Policy Committee for SPP, and chairman for the Transmission Working Group (SPP). Williams also is vice chair of the NERC Planning Committee and NERC Planning Executive Committee.