Full Name
Robert Kondziolka
Job Title
Governing Body Chair
Company
Western Energy Imbalance Market
Speaker Bio
Robert Kondziolka retired in 2019 after more than 40 years in the electric industry. At the time of retirement, he was the management consultant for Grid Resiliency and Security with Salt River Project. Throughout his career, Mr. Kondziolka served as Salt River Project’s director of Transmission Line Design, Construction & Maintenance, director of Power Delivery Engineering, director of Transmission & Generation Operations, executive manager of Transmission Planning and Development, manager of Transmission Line Design, project engineer for the Mead Phoenix Project, and supervisor for Transmission Line Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. He was also a senior engineer at Salt River Project and design engineer at Tucson Electric Power Company specializing in all aspects of transmission line design and development.

Mr. Kondziolka’s recent industry leadership includes chairman of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) Member Advisory Committee; co-chair of the Joint North American Transmission Forum and INPO Nuclear Power Plant and Transmission Grid Interface Identification Group; chair of the Arizona Nuclear Power Project High Voltage Switchyard & Transmission System, Mead-Phoenix Project and Southwest Valley Project Engineering and Operating Committees.

Additionally, he served as chair of the Southwest Variable Energy Resource Initiative, chair of the Southwest Area Transmission Sub regional Transmission Group, representative to WECC Transmission Expansion Planning Policy Committee, lead on the development of and representative to the West Connect Planning Committee, chair of WECC Joint Guidance Committee, chair of the U.S. Department of Energy Western Congestion Analysis Task Force, vice-chair of the WECC Planning Coordination Committee, board member of the Arizona Independent Scheduling Administrator Association and board member of the Phoenix chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He initiated, led or was part of the formation team responsible for the development and implementation of many of the industry groups with which he has been involved.

Mr. Kondziolka graduated from the University of Arizona in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and is a registered professional Civil Engineer in the State of Arizona.

Mr. Kondziolka was appointed to the WEIM Governing Body on February 1, 2020, to a term ending June 30, 2021.
Robert Kondziolka