Atlantic Power (NYSE:AT) has appointed Edward "Ned" Hall as its new COO, effective April 2. Hall will be joining Atlantic from AES (NYSE:AES), where he currently serves as COO of Global Generation.

Hall will be responsible for  all of Atlantic Power's operations, asset management, environmental health & safety, and engineering functions. He has also been named executive vice president.

"Ned is a great addition to our executive management team, bringing a valuable combination of operational, asset management and development capabilities, senior corporate experience and extensive knowledge and working network within the independent power, utility and infrastructure sectors," said Atlantic President and CEO Barry Welch in a statement today. "Bringing Ned onboard continues to strengthen our operational focus on optimizing performance of our existing plants and finding synergies among existing and new plants we acquire and build."

At AES, Hall managed 3,400 employees operating 28,000MW across 20 countries with $6 billion of revenue.. .