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Joe Nadal Retires from PNGC Power
29-year career capped by efforts to make power supply aggregation, pooling for cooperative utilities possible
Kathi VanderZanden, PNGC Power, 503-288-5561
Portland, Oregon - 01/21/2009 -
Joe Nadal has retired from PNGC Power, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. PNGC Power is a Portland-based electric power services cooperative owned by 15 Northwest electric distribution cooperative utilities with service territory in seven western states. He was among the first employees hired by founding CEO Dave Piper and had been with PNGC Power for 29 years.
"Joe has been very instrumental in getting contracts for our member cooperatives in place, both recently and for the 2000 contract period," said John Prescott, PNGC Power President & CEO. "Joe has been a wonderful asset for PNGC and the regional energy industry. He has exercised strong leadership and wide-ranging creativity during his stalwart tenure."
At PNGC Power, Nadal managed long-term power supply and transmission contract arrangements with BPA, provided related technical services to PNGC's member cooperatives, established wholesale rates, represented PNGC in regional policy forums and oversaw the PNGC finance and accounting group. A notable success for Nadal was in his long-standing effort to make power supply aggregation and pooling a reality for small utilities, specifically cooperatives.
He began his energy career as a consultant with the State of Washington and, from there, moved to the Oregon Department of Energy. Nadal holds a Bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California as well as graduate degrees from Harvard University (East Asian studies), Cambridge, Massachusetts and the University of Washington (political science), Seattle, Washington.
About PNGC Power
PNGC Power is a Portland-based electric power services cooperative owned by 15 Northwest electric distribution cooperative utilities with service territory in seven western states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming). The company creates value for its member systems by providing power supply and other management services. PNGC Power is a top aggregator of geographically diverse loads in the region and became the first electric cooperative in the country to receive a power marketing license
from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. More information about PNGC Power can be found at www.pngcpower.com.