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NEEA Names Clay Norris Director of Stakeholder Relations

Utility veteran brings collaborative leadership and deep industry knowledge to regional non-profit

Portland, Ore.The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) announced today that it has hired Clay Norris to lead its new stakeholder relations division.

Norris was most recently serving as the Director of Energy Resources and Services at Clatskanie Public Utility District.  Before that, he served as Division Director of Power Resources at the Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) for three years, where he was responsible for resource planning, generation operations, power marketing, energy efficiency and demand-side programs.   Norris served on NEEA’s Board from 2010-12.

Prior to joining EWEB, Norris spent ten years at ElectriCities of North Carolina, most recently as Senior Vice President of Planning and Marketing.  Norris also spent nearly 18 years at Illinois Power in a number of planning, fossil generation, and financial services roles. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Clay to NEEA’s leadership team,” said Susan E. Stratton, NEEA’s executive director. “Stakeholder engagement is a critical part of the market transformation equation.  I am confident Clay will help catalyze our efforts.  Clay has been a passionate supporter of energy efficiency in the Northwest, and brings strong leadership and energy utility industry knowledge to the organization.”  

As Director of Stakeholder Relations, Norris will direct NEEA’s stakeholder engagement and corporate communications efforts with utility funders, energy efficiency organizations and other key stakeholders around the region.

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About the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is a non-profit organization working to accelerate energy efficiency to meet our future energy needs. NEEA is supported by and works in collaboration with the Bonneville Power Administration, Energy Trust of Oregon and more than 100 Northwest utilities on behalf of more than 12 million energy consumers. NEEA uses the market power of the region to accelerate the innovation and adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices. Since 1997, NEEA and its partners have saved enough energy to power almost 600,000 homes each year. Energy efficiency can satisfy more than half of our new demand for energy, saving money and keeping the Northwest a healthy and vibrant place to live. www.neea.org