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Members, Officers Elected to Columbia Generating Station Review Board

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RICHLAND, Wash. – Columbia Generating Station stakeholders, representing 92 utilities in six states, elected member utilities and individual officers to the nuclear power plant’s Participants Review Board during their public meeting May 16 in Anchorage, Alaska. The meeting was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Northwest Public Power Association.

The three utility participants elected for a three-year term to the nine-member board are: 
Participant                            Utility-appointed representative
Franklin PUD                         Stu Nelson
Lewis County PUD         Michael Kelly
Okanogan County PUD Bill Colyar 

The board also elected Stu Nelson, Franklin PUD, as chair; Sid Logan, Snohomish County PUD, as vice chair; and Ron Gold, Mason County PUD 1, as secretary. Officers serve a one-year term.

The participants review board reviews Columbia’s annual budget and fuel management plans, as well as nuclear construction and purchases of more than $500,000.

Columbia Generating Station, a 1,207-megawatt boiling water reactor owned and operated by Energy Northwest, is the third largest generator of electricity in Washington state. All of Columbia’s electricity is sold at-cost to Bonneville Power Administration. The 92 utilities that receive a portion of Columbia’s output are located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and California.

About Energy Northwest       
Energy Northwest is a Washington state public power joint operating agency and a premier provider of carbon-free electricity. Energy Northwest comprises 28 public power member utilities, serving more than 1.5 million customers, and provides its members and regional customers with safe, reliable, cost-effective, responsible power generation and innovative energy and business solutions. The agency owns and operates hydroelectric, solar, battery storage, wind and the Northwest’s only nuclear power facility. Energy Northwest also explores transportation electrification and new generation projects to the benefit of public power. 

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