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Delwiche names new BPA officers

Newly sworn-in Bonneville Power Administration Administrator Elliot Mainzer announced this week he has selected Greg Delwiche to serve as BPA’s deputy administrator and Claudia Andrews to serve as chief operating officer.

“I am extremely pleased and proud to announce the permanent appointments of Greg Delwiche as deputy administrator and Claudia Andrews as chief operating officer,” Mainzer said. “Greg and Claudia both bring tremendous experience and dedication to BPA, great personal integrity and interpersonal skills, and the respect and admiration of everyone who has had the pleasure of working with them. I can’t think of two better people to join me in the front office, and I am honored that they have agreed to serve by my side.”

Delwiche has served as acting deputy administrator since November 2013. He previously served as BPA’s senior vice president for Power Services from June 2010 to November 2013. In that position, he was responsible for BPA’s power planning and scheduling functions; generation asset management; power contracts and rates; power purchases and acquisitions; and business relationships with BPA’s retail utility customers. He oversaw the successful transition to new long-term power sales contracts under BPA’s Tiered Rates Methodology, as well as the integration of BPA’s energy efficiency functions into the power business line. Delwiche has worked at BPA since 1992.

“I am honored to continue to serve BPA and the Northwest in this capacity,” Delwiche said. “I am committed to continue to help the agency strengthen its governance and compliance activities, identify the challenges and opportunities before us and carve a successful path forward to serve the region well into the future.”

Andrews was appointed BPA’s acting chief operating officer in July 2013. She previously served as BPA’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, overseeing capital and debt management, accounting, cash management and budgeting. She has worked at BPA since 1990.

“I have enormous pride in BPA and will work to preserve and enhance the federal power and transmission systems that provide so much value to the region.”

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