NEEA Announces 2018 Board of Directors

NEEA Announces 2018 Board of Directors

Regional alliance for energy efficiency welcomes new leaders

PORTLAND, Ore. – January 10, 2018 - 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, recognized several new members who have joined for the 2017-2018 term.

New members this year include: Jim Baggs, Seattle City Light; Steve Bicker, Tacoma Power; Dan James, Bonneville Power Administration; Dan Johnson, Avista Utilities; Scott Pugrud, Idaho Office of Energy and Mineral Resources; and Bonnie Rouse, Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Michael Colgrove, Energy Trust of Oregon, was appointed Secretary.  The full slate of 2018 officers are:

John Francisco, Inland Power and Light Company - Board Chair

Cory Scott, Pacific Power - Vice Chair

Michael Colgrove, Energy Trust of Oregon - Secretary

Andrew Grassell, Chelan Public Utility District – Treasurer

“Here in the Northwest, we are fortunate to have the guidance of some of the foremost experts in energy efficiency,” said NEEA’s executive director, Susan E. Stratton. “We rely on their leadership and insights to help shape the future of our alliance.”

NEEA's 18-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. Please view all of the current members at

NEEA's board meetings are open to the public. NEEA has scheduled 2018 board meetings on the following dates and locations:

Mar 6 - Seattle, WA

June 7 - Portland, OR

Sept 13 – Boise, ID

Dec 4 - Portland, OR

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 620,000 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.