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1 JOHN H. STOUT PRESIDENT, MARINER CONSULTING SERVICES, INC LAKEWAY DRIVE TAYLOR LAKE VILLAGE, TEXAS OVER 36 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN BOTH THE TRADITIONAL AND THE COMPETITIVE ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE ISO PROTOCOLS, POWER TRADING AND ORIGINATION, GENERATION AND FUEL OPERATIONS, TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OPERATIONS AND PLANNING, INTERCONNECTION ISSUES, SYSTEM PROTECTION, AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM PLANNING AND OPERATIONS SERVED IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS ON MANY KEY INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES AND AS AN INDUSTRY EXPERT/SPOKESPERSON ON A VARIETY OF MARKET DESIGN, SYSTEM OPERATIONS AND REGULATORY POLICY ISSUES. EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Bachelr f Science in Electrical Engineering, 1972 Master f Science in Electrical Engineering, 1978 Member f Eta Kappa Nu, and Theta Tau Registered Prfessinal Engineer...Texas EXPERIENCE MARINER CONSULTING SERVICES, INC. FEBRUARY 2005 TO PRESENT.PRESIDENT FOUNDED A PRIVATE CONSULTING PRACTICE TO ASSIST CLIENTS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS COMPLIANCE WITH MANDATORY RELIABILITY STANDARDS LITIGATION SUPPORT AND TESTIMONY ISO/REGULATORY ADVOCACY AND MONITORING TRANSMISSION INTERCONNECTION AND ACCESS ISSUES ENERGY MARKET POLICY AND DESIGN RECENT PROJECTS ADVOCACY/MONITORING/TRAINING RELATED TO REGIONAL RELIABILITY ORGANIZATION ISSUES DEVELOPMENT AND ENHANCEMENT OF OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE METRICS DEVELOPMENT OF OPERATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR MITIGATING SUPPLY SCARCITY LITIGATION/ARBITRATION SUPPORT AND TESTIMONY RELIABILITY STANDARDS COMPLIANCE SUPPORT RECENT CLIENT LISTING WESTERN POWER TRADING FORUM MIRANT

2 NRG MIDWEST ISO CENTRAL LOUISIANA ELECTRIC COMPANY RELIANT ENERGY FPL BP DYNEGY SHELL TRADING MORGAN STANLEY HORIZON WIND CALPINE JP MORGAN OXY GWF POWER RELIANT RESOURCES JANUARY 2004 TO FEBRUARY 2005 VICE PRESIDENT, REGULATORY AFFAIRS DEVELOPED AND DIRECTED RELIANT S CORPORATE REGULATORY STRATEGY WITH RESPECT TO RTO S, ISO S, STATE REGULATORY AGENCIES, AND THE FERC. JAN UARY 2003 TO JANUARY 2004 SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SPECIAL PROJECTS DEVELOPED AND DIRECTED RELIANT S ACTIVITIES WITH RESPECT TO FERC INVESTIGATIONS INTO WESTERN ELECTRICITY MARKETS AND CALIFORNIA REFUND PROCEEDINGS RELIANT ENERGY WHOLESALE GROUP 10/00-12/02 SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ASSET COMMERCIALIZATION RESPONSIBLE FOR POLICY AND MANAGEMENT RELATED TO THE INTERFACE BETWEEN TRADING/PLANT OPERATIONS AND THE ORGANIZED ISO MARKETS IN PJM, ERCOT, NYISO, MISO, AND CAISO. BUILT A TEAM OF APPROXIMATELY 35 PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS, LOCATED THROUGHT THE UNITED STATES TO REPRESENT RELIANT ON REGULATORY AND MARKET POLICY ISSUES ON A NATIONAL SCALE. DEVELOPED AND DIRECTED RELIANT S WHOLESALE MARKET STRATEGY WITH RESPECT TO OPTIMIZING THE VALUE OF GAS AND ELECTRIC ASSETS THROUGH REGULATORY PROCESSES AND MARKET RULES REPRESENTED RELIANT IN CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS REGARDING ENERGY ISSUES REPRESENTED RELIANT IN STATE LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS RELATED TO ENERGY MARKET ISSUES FREQUENTLY CALLED UPON TO BE AN EXPERT IN DISCUSSING CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS REGARDING ENERGY MARKET PROBLEMS TO LEGISLATORS AND REGULATORS THROUGHOUT THE US REPRESENTED RELIANT IN NUMEROUS REGULATORY PROCEEDINGS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL REPRESENTED INDUSTRY TRADE GROUPS SUCH AS EEI AND EPSA IN LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY PROCEEDINGS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL REPRESENTED RELIANT ON RADIO AND TV, AND THE MEDIA IN GENERAL REGARDING ENERGY MARKET ISSUES 11/98-9/00.VICE PRESIDENT, ASSET COMMERCIALIZATION LED THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF RELIANT S INITIAL INVESTMENTS IN COMPETITIVE ENERGY MARKETS IN BOTH CALIFORNIA AND THE NORTHEAST, A PORTFOLIO OF NEARLY 20,000MW REPRESENTED RELIANT IN INTERCONNECTION RELATED ISSUES RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF IPP AND QF GENERATION FACILITIES. SERVED AS THE COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ROAD SHOW WHICH SUCCESSFULLY SECURED APPROXIMATELY $1BIL IN FINANCING FOR RELIANT S 4000MW PJM ACQUISITION HOUSTON INDUSTRIES POWER GENERATION 11/97-11/98...GENERAL MANAGER, CALIFORNIA ACQUISITIONS

3 RESPONSIBLE FOR CLOSING THE ACQUISITION OF APPROXIMATELY 4000MW OF GENERATION IN THE CALIFORNIA MARKETPLACE. RESPONSIBLE FOR PREPARING THE POWER TRADING GROUP AND PLANT OPERATIONS PERSONNEL IN THE RULES OF THE CALIFORNIA MARKET AND HOW TO OPTIMIZE THE COMMERCIAL VALUE OF RELIANT S PHYSICAL ASSETS. NORAM ENERGY SERVICES 12/96-11/97...MANAGING DIRECTOR, POWER ORIGINATION PROVIDED CONSULTING SERVICES TO NORAM ENERGY SERVICES PRIOR TO THE CLOSING OF THE NORAM ACQUISITION TO HELP PREPARE THE NORAM TRADING GROUP TO BECOME PROFICIENT IN THE WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY MARKETS. HOUSTON LIGHTING AND POWER COMPANY (HL&P) GENERAL MANAGER OF ENERGY CONTROL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAY TO DAY DISPATCHING OF THE GENERATION, FUEL, TRANMISSION, AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS OF HL&P, APPROXIMATELY 14,000MW AND SERVING APPROXIMATELY 2 MILLION CUSTOMERS. MANAGED POWER PURCHASES AND SALES WITH OTHER UTILITIES AND APPROXIMATELY 5000MW OF QF GENERATION. RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REAL TIME COMPUTING AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM WHICH WAS USED TO MONITOR AND CONTROL THE GENERATION, TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITES OF HL&P RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEPARTMENT STAFF OF APPROXIMATELY 100 ENGINEERS, TECHNICIANS AND SYSTEM OPERATORS PROVIDED TESITIMONY ON BEHALF OF HL&P AT NUMEROUS STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATORY PROCEEDINGS ORGANIZED AND LEAD HL&P S INITIAL EFFORTS TO EVALUATE AND RESPOND TO THE COMPETITIVE MARKETPLACE WHICH WAS STARTING IN UK AND THE ROLE OF POWER MARKETERS AND EXEMPT WHOLESALE GENERATION IN THE US MARKET. INITIATED THE COMPANY S PARTICIPATION IN THE POWER MARKETING ARENA MANAGER OF ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTED THE PLANNING, SYSTEM PROTECTION, AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS DIVSIIONS OF HL&P INITIATED HL&P S SUCCESSFUL INVOLVEMENT IN THE COMPETITIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS/FIBEROPTICS MARKET DIRECTED A STAFF OF APPROXIMATLEY 100 ENGINEERS AND TECHNICAL STAFF MANAGER OF ENGINEERING PLANNING DIRECTED THE TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION, AND SUBSTATION PLANNING FUNCTIONS FOR HL&P RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BULK OF HL&P S T&D RELATED CAPITAL BUDGET DIRECTED A STAFF OF APPROXIMATELY 40 ENGINEERS MANAGER OF ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DIRECTED THE SYSTEM PROTECTION FUNCTIONS FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS OF HL&P DIRECTED THE PREPARATION OF INTERCONNECTION STUDIES AND NEGOTIATION OF INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENTS/POWER CONTRACTS ASSOCIATED WITH NEARLY 20,000MW OF PROPOSED COGENERATION FACILITIES DIRECTED A STAFF OF APPROXIMATELY 40 ENGINEERS MANAGER OF DISTRIBUTION ENGINEERING DIRECTED THE DISTRIBUTION ENGINEERING FUNCTIONS FOR THE COMPANY INCLUDING THE STANDARDS AND MATERIALS FUNCTION, AS WELL AS THE ENGINEERING INTERFACE WITH COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERS AND CUSTOMERS

4 RESPONSIBLE FOR A TECHNICAL STAFF OF APPROXIMATELY 175 AT OVER 20 SERVICE CENTERS LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY SERVICE TERRITORY SERVED AS THE COMPANY S EXPERT WITNESS AND COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE IN NUMEROUS LITIGATION CASES SUPERVISING ENGINEER, DISTRIBUTION STANDARDS AND MATERIALS SUPERVISING ENGINEER, SOUTHERN ZONE ZONE TECHNICAL ENGINEER, DISTRIBUTION ENGINEERING, SOUTHERN ZONE MEMBERSHIPS AND INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES Current WESTERN ELECTRICITY COORDINATING COUNCIL (WECC) MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER OF THE GOVERNANCE AND NOMINATING COMMITTEE PAST MEMBER OF THE RELIABILITY POLICY ISSUES COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR OF THE RELIABILITY COORDINATION COMMITTEE CHAIRED THE BOARD WORK GROUP ON RELIABILITY COORDINATION CENTER STRATEGIC PLANNING MEMBER OF THE RELIABILITY COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE GALVESTON BAY FOUNDATION MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES GULF OF MEXICO FISHERIES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL ADVISORY PANEL MEMBER FLOWER GARDEN BANKS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER SALTWATER CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CITY OF TAYLOR LAKE VILLAGE CHAIRMAN OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PAST UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING MEMBER OF THE ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP BOARD ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY ASSOCIATION MEMBER OF THE BOARD CHAIRMAN OF THE REGULATORY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL CHAIRMAN OF THE RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT SUBCOMMITTEE

5 MEMBER OF THE OPERATING COMMITTEE ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL OF TEXAS CHAIRMAN OF THE ENGINEERING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN OF THE OPERATING COMMITTEE NERC OPERATING COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERS PRESIDENT OF THE HOUSTON SECTION SENIOR MEMBER ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE CHAIRMAN OF POWER SYSTEM PLANNING COMMITTEE UTILITY COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSTON METROPOLITAN AREA PRESIDENT

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