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Members, Officers Elected to Nuclear Energy Participant Board

News Release

​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 last week in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. 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:


Utility-appointed representative

Inland Power & Light

Garry Rosman

Kittitas County PUD

Shan Rowbotham

Mason County PUD 1

Ron Gold

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 develops, owns and operates a diverse mix of electricity generating resources, including hydro, solar, battery storage and wind projects – and the Northwest's only nuclear power facility. These projects provide carbon-free electricity at the cost of generation – enough clean, cost-effective and reliable energy to power more than a million homes each year. As an independent joint operating agency of Washington state, Energy Northwest comprises 27 public power member utilities from across the state serving more than 1.5 million customers. The agency continually explores new generation projects to meet its members' needs. 

Angela Smith, Public Affairs, 509-377-4154          
Susan Fillafer, Public Affairs, 509-377-6117​
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