Angela Walz, Public Affairs, 509-377-1040
Angela Smith, Public Affairs, 509-377-4154
RICHLAND, Wash. – Seattle City Light recently appointed Mike Jones to the Energy Northwest Board of Directors. Energy Northwest’s 27-member board of directors represents the 22 public utility districts and five municipal utilities that make up Energy Northwest. Each member appoints a representative from their agency to serve on the board. The board of directors has sole authority to authorize and terminate Energy Northwest projects.
Jones was recently hired as the utility’s new power supply and environmental affairs officer. In this role he provides leadership and strategic direction to support the utility’s mission.
Most recently he owned his own business in Jacksonville, Fla., CEO Focus, which provided executive coaching, and management and technical consulting services to non-profit and energy industry organizations.
Prior to that, Jones spent 12 years with The Energy Authority in both Jacksonville and Bellevue, Wash. where he performed risk analysis for municipal utilities, risk management, power management and enterprise operations. He began his career as an officer with the Navy stationed in Norfolk, Va.
“The board of directors welcomes Mike Jones and looks forward to his contributions to the board using his extensive expertise in the energy industry,” said Energy Northwest Board of Directors President Linda Gott.
Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the U.S. and has been serving residents of Seattle since 1902.
Jones’ appointment became effective Oct. 11, 2013.
About Energy Northwest:
Energy Northwest develops, owns and operates a diverse mix of electricity generating resources, including hydro, solar and wind projects – and the Northwest’s only nuclear power plant. These projects provide enough reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible energy to power more than a million homes each year, and that carbon-free electricity is provided at the cost of generation. As a Washington state joint operating agency, Energy Northwest comprises 28 public power member utilities from across the state serving more than 1.5 million ratepayers. The agency continually explores new generation projects to meet its members’ needs.
Energy Northwest – www.energy-northwest.com.