POWER-GEN International 2017


Stefan Bird

Stefan Bird
President & CEO
Pacific Power

Stefan Bird is president and CEO of Pacific Power, a division of PacifiCorp. For more than 100 years, Pacific Power has been delivering energy to households and businesses across Oregon, Washington and California. Today, the company delivers energy to 740,000 customers in 243 communities. By owning and operating one of the nation’s largest transmission grids, the company is uniquely positioned to access and deliver low-cost energy to customers and markets across nine Western states. Since joining PacifiCorp in 2007, Bird has led the company’s transition to a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy future. Under his leadership, the company has added over 3,000 megawatts of owned and contracted renewable capacity, making it the second largest owner of wind power among the nation’s regulated utilities. Bird also championed the company’s partnership with the California ISO to develop a transformative western energy market that optimizes the diversity of the grid to reduce customer costs, improve reliability and maximize the use of renewable energy. Prior to his current position, Bird served as senior vice president, commercial and trading for PacifiCorp; president and CEO of CalEnergy Generation U.S.; vice president, development and acquisitions for what is now Berkshire Hathaway Energy; and various other energy and financial sector positions across the United States, Europe, Mexico and South America. Bird serves as a director on the Oregon Business Council, director of PacifiCorp and director of the PacifiCorp Foundation. Bird earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University. Bird lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon, with his wife Valerie and their two children.

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