Terry Boston served as CEO of PJM from 2008 to 2016, where he designed and executed several key growth initiatives, including significantly increasing member participants (from 500 to 960 members), nearly doubling the market from $26 to $50 billion per year and developing the most advanced wholesale market for advanced energy storage in North America. Prior to joining PJM, Boston was the Executive Vice President of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the largest U.S. Public Power provider. In his 35 years at TVA, he directed divisions in transmission and power operations, pricing, contracts and electric system reliability.
Boston is a recognized industry thought leader and has served on the Board of the Electric Power Research Institute and as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center task force to develop recommendations for U.S. energy policy. He is the immediate past President of the GO15 international association of large grid operators and the Association of Edison Electric Illuminating Companies. Additionally, Boston has served on the Boards of the North American Energy Reliability Corporation (NERC), North American Transmission Forum and the National Academy’s Board of Energy and Environmental Systems, among several others. He was one of the eight industry experts selected to direct NERC’s investigation of the August 2003 Northeast/Midwest blackout.
In 2014, Boston was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional honors accorded to an engineer, for his leadership in the development and operation of large electric grids and markets for wholesale electricity. Boston’s other recognitions and honors include the “Leadership in Power” award from the IEEE Power and Energy Society in 2011 and the Electricity Storage Association’s Leadership Award in 2012. Boston holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering, magna cum laude, from Tennessee Technological University and a master’s degree in engineering administration from the University of Tennessee.