NR 14-11 Energy Northwest Receives Media Award


Angela Walz, Public Affairs, 509-377-4010
Angela Smith, Public Affairs, 509-377-4154       


RICHLAND, Wash. – Energy Northwest and Protiviti SharePoint Business Consulting Group have been recognized with an Outstanding Achievement award by the nonprofit Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC) for the agency’s recently redesigned website at

The agency's media recognition by IMC comes shortly after the launch of a new landing page – – to highlight the regional value of Columbia Generating Station, the agency's flagship energy resource.

The Interactive Media Awards (IMA) recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development, using criteria based on design, content, feature functionality, usability and standards compliance. Protiviti was acknowledged in the ‘Utilities’ category for design of a website for its client Energy Northwest.

“The IMA award showcases our expertise in using SharePoint for an interactive, public-facing website. I attribute the IMA recognition to the productive partnership we enjoyed with the team at our client Energy Northwest,” said Protiviti’s Mike Steadman, managing director of the SharePoint Business Consulting Group. “Both the Protiviti SharePoint team and the people at Energy Northwest were thrilled to be selected for the Outstanding Achievement award this year.”

“An award such as this is indicative of the high standards of excellence at Energy Northwest that are vital to everything we do – from safety to website design,” said Pattie Lilly, Visual Communications supervisor at Energy Northwest. “We are proud of all of our awards and have a strong workforce of employees who strive to ensure excellence in every facet of their work every day.”

About Protiviti

Protiviti is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit, and has served more than 35 percent of FORTUNE 1000® and FORTUNE Global 500® companies. Protiviti and its independently owned Member Firms serve clients through a network of more than 70 locations in over 20 countries. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies.

Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.

About Energy Northwest                
Energy Northwest develops, owns and operates a diverse mix of electricity generating resources, including hydro, solar and wind projects – and the Northwest’s only nuclear power plant. These projects provide enough reliable, affordable and environmentally respon¬sible energy to power more than a million homes each year, and that carbon-free electricity is provided at the cost of generation. As a Washington state, not-for-profit joint operating agency, Energy Northwest comprises 27 public power member utilities from across the state serving more than 1.5 million ratepayers. The agency continually explores new generation projects to meet its members’ needs.
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