William (Bill) P. Herdegen III

Chief Operating Officer, Innovari

William (“Bill”) P. Herdegen III provides executive-management, customer service, and operational expertise and leadership as Innovari expands its business globally.

Prior to joining Innovari, Bill served as president and chief operating officer (COO) of The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P), where he led and managed the operation and maintenance of CL&P’s electric power distribution system, including emergency preparedness and response.

With nearly 40 years of utility industry experience, Bill has also held several executive positions at Kansas City Power & Light—including responsibility for customer service, distribution, and transmission areas of the company. He began his career at Commonwealth Edison.

Bill has served on numerous civic, charitable, and business organizations. He’s held a number of industry-­leadership roles, including: Midwest Energy Association (MEA) Board past chair, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) senior member, Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC) Power Delivery Committee past chair, Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Distribution Committee, and past chair of the Distribution Executive Committee of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Power Delivery Sector Council.