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.
Executive Board Member Since 2010