Michelle Cathcart has been VP of Transmission System Operations since 2016, and is responsible for operations at BPAs two control centers, operations planning, and training. Prior to that, Michelle served as the director of Strategy and Organizational Performance at Peak Reliability, a reliability coordinator for the Western Interconnection. Before assuming that role, she oversaw Peak Reliability’s real-time operations and training as the director of operations. Prior to arriving at Peak, Michelle served as the managing director of operations and market interface at the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. She spent the early part of her career at Madison Gas and Electric Company where she led the Wisconsin utility’s participation in the Midwest Independent System Operator and the Midwest Contingency.