Will Purser

Photo: Will Purser

Commissioner, Clallam County PUD
Sequim, Wash.


Will 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 Energy Northwest Executive Board in June 2010. He is currently serving his second four-year term on the executive board.

He has a long business and engineering resume with nearly 30 years in the energy business (oil and gas). An engineer by education with graduate studies in nuclear engineering, Commissioner Purser holds (retired) professional engineering licenses in numerous states. His career included responsibility for capital-intensive and highly 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.

As a graduate research assistant he qualified as a nuclear research reactor operator. He has a healthy respect for the risks of nuclear energy but feels that it must have a place in a diverse energy resource portfolio.

A Vietnam Era veteran, he attended undergraduate and graduate school on the GI Bill of Rights. He is active in public power and community service organizations.

Board of Directors Member Since 2008