MAY MEMBERSHIP FORUM LUNCHEON
Guest Speaker: Stefan Bird
President and CEO, Pacific Power
Stefan Bird is president and CEO of Pacific Power, a division of PacifiCorp, delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to 756,000 customers across Oregon, Washington and California. Since joining the company in 2007, Bird has led PacifiCorp’s transition to a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy future. In his role, Bird oversees the optimization of PacifiCorp’s 16,500 mile transmission system, renewable resource operations, commercial and risk management activities, information technology, customer service and finance organizations to serve customers in Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power service areas.
Under his leadership, the company has added over 3,000 megawatts of owned and contracted renewable capacity, making it the second largest owner of wind resources among the nation’s regulated utilities. Currently Bird is championing the company’s Energy Vision 2020 project, the largest investment in company history to upgrade its existing renewable resources, add new renewables and transmission to accelerate PacifiCorp’s affordable and clean energy vision. He also led the company’s decision to partner with the California ISO to develop transformative western U.S. energy market that maximizes renewable energy, lowers customer costs and improves grid reliability.
Prior to his current position, Bird served as senior vice president, commercial and trading for PacifiCorp; president and CEO of CalEnergy Generation U.S.; vice president, development and acquisitions for what is now Berkshire Hathaway Energy; and various other energy and financial sector positions across the United States, Europe, Mexico and South America. Bird serves as a director on the Oregon Business Council and for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, director of PacifiCorp and director of the PacifiCorp Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University. Bird lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife Valerie and their two children.
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