Vice President of Reliability Planning and Performance Analysis
Melanie Frye, Vice President of Reliability Planning and Performance Analysis, is responsible for WECC’s technical and analysis functions, including events analysis, situational awareness, reliability planning and assessments, performance assessments, and standards development. This group collaborates closely with WECC’s member forum committees, including the Operations, Planning Coordination, Market Interface, and Transmission Expansion Planning Policy Committees. In addition, Melanie has lead WECC’s response to the September 8, 2011, Pacific Southwest power outage.
Previously, Melanie was WECC’s Vice President of Shared Services, overseeing Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, Information Technology, Project Management, and Administrative Services functions and staff. She joined WECC in 2007 as Director of Human Resources.
Prior to joining WECC, Melanie spent several years with PacifiCorp as a Senior Human Resources Consultant where she was responsible for providing advice and counsel to the leadership team of eight thermal and three natural gas power generation facilities in Utah and Wyoming. She provided support to over 2,500 union and non-union employees located across the company’s six-state service territory.
Before her tenure at PacifiCorp, Melanie was Director of Human Resources at Iomega Corporation, an international high-tech company.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.