Brad Sawatzke joined Energy Northwest as Vice President of Nuclear Generation/Chief Nuclear Officer on Dec. 6, 2010.
Prior to joining Energy Northwest, Mr. Sawatzke served as director of site operations at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant with Xcel Energy.
Mr. Sawatzke worked for NSP/NMC/Xcel Energy for nearly 29 years. The majority of that time was spent at the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant where he held positions in Operations and Training prior to holding the Performance Assessment manager, Maintenance manager and Plant manager positions.
Mr. Sawatzke holds a bachelor’s degree in applied physics from Winona State University and is a graduate of the Minnesota Management Academy at the University of Minnesota. He has also held a reactor operator and senior reactor operator license at the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, a boiling water reactor.