NR 15-03 Grant PUD commissioner elected president of Energy Northwest Board of Directors

 
​John Dobken, Public Affairs, 509-377-8369                                                      
Anna Markham, Public Affairs, 509-377-8162
 
RICHLAND, Wash. – Public utility leaders from across Washington today elected Commissioner Terry Brewer of Grant County Public Utility District to serve as president of Energy Northwest’s Board of Directors for a two-year term. The public power agency’s 27-member board of directors represents the 22 public utility districts and five municipal utilities that make up Energy Northwest. The board of directors has sole authority to authorize and terminate projects. 
 
Brewer was elected to the Grant County Public Utility District 2 Board of Commissioners in 2006. Brewer was appointed to the Energy Northwest Board of Directors in January 2011.
 
Commissioner Brewer has 30 years of electric utility experience with Northern Indiana Public Service Company. He relocated to Grant County, Wash., in 1997 to become executive director at the Grant County Economic Development Council. He retired in 2012.
 
“As a commissioner for Grant County PUD I am pleased to represent the county on the Energy Northwest board,” said Terry Brewer. “The energy matters discussed here are important to the Pacific Northwest, and the state of Washington in particular.”
 
“Terry has served the board admirably as vice-president for the past two years. I congratulate him and the new and re-elected officers representing the board of directors and the members of Energy Northwest,” said Mark Reddemann, Energy Northwest CEO.
 
Brewer’s role and term are effective immediately.
 
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  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. Energy Northwest – www.energy-northwest.com.