Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Ed Cazalet and Ken Wiseman to the five-member California Independent System Operator board October 14. Cazalet, who launched the Automated Power Exchange at the beginning of electricity market deregulation, fills the seat that was vacant for nearly one and a half years. Wiseman, who was CAISO board vice-chair from 1997 to 2000, replaces Carl Guardino, whose term expired at the beginning of this year. Guardino continued to serve on the board this year, since members with expired terms are allowed to remain active until they are replaced. Cazalet and Wiseman, who will serve two-year terms if confirmed by the state Senate, join board chair Michael Kahn and members Mike Florio and Tim Gage. Terms being served by Kahn and Florio end at the beginning of next year. ?I appreciate the attention Governor Schwarzenegger is paying to energy issues?especially with the thoughtful selection of these two appointees to the open ISO board,? Kahn said in a statement. He added that he hopes to ?enhance? CAISO?s effectiveness ?for the consumers of California.? Cazalet recently served as chair of the Working Subgroup on Analytical Tools for Resource Adequacy with the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and as chair of the Working Group on Forward Power Contracts with the Center for Advancement of Energy Markets. Earlier, he developed the ?power market decision analysis model? to simulate power markets covering all power plants and transmission lines over large market areas such as the western American continent. Cazalet will ?bring a strong expertise in decision analysis coupled with deep understanding of wholesale electricity markets and grid operations,? said Jim Sweeney, Stanford professor, who helped advise Schwarzenegger on energy matters prior to the recall of Gray Davis. Sweeney has been a candidate for the CAISO board. Wiseman was undersecretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency from 1991 to 1992. He is currently a project leader with Affiliated Computer Services.