NR 14-07 Will Purser re-elected to EN Executive Board

Angela Walz, Public Affairs, 509-377-4010 
Mike Paoli, Public Affairs, 509-377-6154 

RICHLAND, Wash. – Energy Northwest’s board of directors re-elected Will Purser today to serve a four-year term on the public power agency’s 11-member executive board. The executive board sets the policies that govern the operations of the organization. His new term begins June 17.

Purser has served as Clallam County Public Utility District 1 commissioner since April 2001. He was appointed to the Energy Northwest Board of Directors in April 2008 and elected to the executive board in June 2010.

He has spent nearly 30 years in the energy (oil and gas) industry. An engineer with graduate studies in nuclear engineering, Commissioner Purser holds (retired) professional engineering licenses in numerous states. His career includes responsibility for capital-intensive and technical projects in the U.S. and internationally, such as deep-water offshore facilities, liquefied natural gas terminals and large Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act power generation facilities.

He has negotiated power sales agreements with major investor-owned utilities and intervened in electrical rate cases before various state public utility commissions.

A Vietnam-era veteran, he is active in public power and community service organizations.

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, not-for-profit joint operating agency, Energy Northwest comprises 27 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.