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Morrison receives highest honor from NWPPA

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​​​​The Northwest Public Power Association recognized Sid Morrison (above), for his lifetime of public service with the John M. George Public Service Award.

The association presented the award during its annual conference held Sept. 7-9 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington. 

The John M. George Public Service Award recognizes policymaking officers of NWPPA members who have demonstrated remarkable service to public power. 

Morrison was the longtime chair for the Energy Northwest Executive Board. He retired in June after 20 years of service to EN. 

Now retired CEO Brad Sawatzke nominated Morrison for the award in recognition of his 60 years of public service, including as a congressman, legislator and secretary of transportation. 

During the award presentation, Scott Corwin, NWPPA executive director, noted the unanimous adulation that members of the public power industry have for Morrison and his “absolutely remarkable service.” 

In his acceptance remarks, Morrison noted the opportunities facing the industry, and his pride in the work done at EN and Columbia Generating Station.

“I have been delighted to work with the Energy Northwest team to make that reactor set the stage for the growth of nuclear power and what it can be for our region,” Morrison said, addressing CEO Bob Schuetz and other Energy Northwest board members in attendance. “What an opportunity to lead the way forward on developing new nuclear energy as a viable and vital solution to de-carbonize and expand the electric sector.”

He called out Schuetz, who was appointed CEO​ by the executive board in July and challenged EN and the public utility districts to continue to work together to meet the energy challenges facing the region.

“There is no one more deserving of this honor than Sid Morrison,” Schuetz said. “His commitment to clean energy and public service is something we can all aspire to.”​

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