The PNGC Power Board of Directors has elected officers for the coming year. Officers are: Chairman of the Board, Steve Eldrige (General Manager and CEO, Umatilla Electric Cooperative, Hermiston, Oregon); Vice Chairman, Ray Ellis (General Manager, Okanogan
County Electric Cooperative, Winthrop, Washington); and Secretary/Treasurer, Jon Shelby (General Manager, Northern Lights, Inc. Sagle, Idaho). Terms are for one year.
PNGC Power, based in Portland, is an electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative owned by 16 Northwest electric distribution cooperative utilities with service territory in seven western states. PNGC provides leadership and power supply options as well as other management services to the member-owned utilities. The board of directors has 16 members, nominated by each
of their respective local community-based boards of directors.
John Prescott, PNGC Power President & CEO said, “The Board of PNGC Power provides strategic direction to this $174 million (in annual revenues) generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative, serving combined electricity loads for just over 171,000 retail residential, commercial and irrigation accounts throughout the Northwest.”
The full Board of Directors for PNGC Power, including the officers, listed above, includes: Rick Crinklaw (General Manager, Lane Electric Cooperative, Eugene, Oregon), Bud Tracy (General Manager, Blachly-Lane
Electric Cooperative, Eugene, Oregon), Dave Markham (President/CEO, Central Electric Cooperative, Redmond, Oregon), Dave Hagen (General Manager, Clearwater
Power Company, Lewiston, Idaho), Roman Gillen (President and Chief Executive Officer, Consumers Power Inc., Philomath, Oregon), Roger Meader (General Manager/CEO, Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative, Port Orford, Oregon), Dave
Sabala (General Manager, Douglas Electric Cooperative, Roseburg, Oregon), Bryan Case (General Manager, Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative, Ashton, Idaho), Michael Henry (General Manager, Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Eureka, Montana), Richard Reynolds (General Manager, Lost River Electric
Cooperative, Mackay, Idaho), Heber Carpenter (General Manager, Raft River Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., Malta, Idaho), Ken Dizes (General Manager, Salmon River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Challis, Idaho), Marc Farmer (General Manager, West Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc., Vernonia,
The next meeting of the PNGC Power Board of Directors will be December 8, 2010.