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NR15-15: Members and Officers Elected to Participants Review Board


Mike Paoli, Public Affairs, 509-377-4164
Angela Smith, Public Affairs, 509-377-4154


RICHLAND, Wash. – Columbia Generating Station stakeholders, representing 92 Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming utilities, elected members and officers to the power plant’s participants review board during their public meeting this week in Anchorage, Alaska. The meeting was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Northwest Public Power Association (western U.S. and Canadian utilities).

The nine PRB members are:

  • Karl Denison, Mason County Public Utility District 1, Wash.
  • Steve Houston, Okanogan County PUD, Wash.
  • Ray Mosbrucker, Klickitat County PUD, Wash.
  • Stu Nelson, Franklin County PUD, Wash.
  • Paul Rogers, Kittitas County PUD, Wash.
  • Garry Rosman, Inland Power & Light, Wash.
  • Clay Smith, Northern Wasco County PUD, Ore.
  • Mike Swanson, Pacific County PUD, Wash.
  • Susan Thraen, Missoula Electric Cooperative, Mont.

All will serve one-year terms effective immediately.

The PRB also elected Susan Thraen from Florence, Mont., as chair; Ray Mosbrucker from Goldendale, Wash., as vice chair; and Stu Nelson from Pasco, Wash., as secretary. Officers serve a one-year term.

Thraen previously served as vice chair of the board and has been a member since 2013. She currently serves on the Missoula Electric Cooperative board of trustees.

Mosbrucker previously served as board secretary and has been a member since 2007. He is also currently president of the Klickitat County PUD board of commissioners.

Nelson has been a member of the board since 2007. He currently serves as president of the Franklin PUD board of commissioners.

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

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 responsible 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.

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