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 January 7, 2016 - 4:00 PM EST
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NEEA Announces 2016 Board of Directors

Regional alliance taps key leaders for collaboration on energy efficiency

Today the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), a non-profit alliance of utilities and energy efficiency organizations working to accelerate energy efficiency in the Northwest, announced that Bob Stolarski, Director of Customer Energy Management of Puget Sound Energy, will be its new board chair for 2016.

Stolarski succeeds Greg Delwiche, who retired from the Bonneville Power Administration in December as Deputy Administrator. Mark Gendron, Senior Vice President of Power Services, will serve as the interim board member from the Bonneville Power Administration. Clay Norris, Power Section Manager of Tacoma Power, also joins the board in 2016, succeeding Chris Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of Tacoma Power.

NEEA's 20-member board consists of representatives from the Bonneville Power Administration, consumer- and investor-owned utilities and public interest and efficiency industry organizations. The board also includes a governor-appointed representative from each of the four Northwest states.

Other members currently serving on NEEA’s board include Larry Blaufus, Clark Public Utilities; John Chatburn, Idaho Governor's Office of Energy Resources; Kevin Christie, Avista Utilities; Theresa Drake, Idaho Power; Jason Eisdorfer, Oregon State Representative; John Francisco, Inland Power; Andrew Grassell, Chelan Public Utility District; Margie Harris, Energy Trust of Oregon; Gary Huhta, Cowlitz County Public Utility District; Bob Jenks, Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon (CUB); Michael D. Jones, Seattle City Light; Tom Karier, Northwest Power and Conservation Council; Garrett Martin, Montana Department of Environmental Quality; Mike McClenahan, Grant County Public Utility District; Cory Scott, Pacific Power; Jim West, Snohomish Public Utility District and Deb Young, NorthWestern Energy.

“Here in the Northwest, we are fortunate to have some of the foremost leaders in energy efficiency in the country,” said NEEA’s Executive Director, Susan E. Stratton. “We rely on their guidance and direction to steer the organization.”

NEEA has scheduled 2016 board meetings on the following dates and locations:

Feb 23 - Seattle, WA

June 7 - Portland, OR

Aug 29 - Spokane, WA

Dec 1 - Portland, OR

NEEA's board meetings are open to the public. The organization sends out public meeting announcements prior to each meeting. All meeting materials are available on the day of the event on the calendar. To receive these meeting notices, please subscribe to NEEA’s e-subscriptions at:

For more information on NEEA board meetings or other NEEA events, visit NEEA’s calendar at:

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance of more than 140 utilities and energy efficiency organizations working on behalf of more than 13 million energy consumers. NEEA is dedicated to accelerating both electric and gas energy efficiency, leveraging its regional partnerships to advance the adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices.

Since 1997, NEEA and its partners have saved enough energy to power more than 900,000 homes each year. As the second largest resource in the Northwest, energy efficiency can offset most of our new demand for energy, saving money and keeping the Northwest a healthy and vibrant place to live.

Veronica Marzilli, 503-688-5442

Source: Business Wire (January 7, 2016 - 4:00 PM EST)

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