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BPA celebrates outstanding members of its workforce (Photo) - 03/31/17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 31, 2017
CONTACT: David Wilson, 503-230-5607
or 503-230-5131

BPA celebrates outstanding members of its workforce

Portland, Ore. -- The Bonneville Power Administration celebrated more than two dozen outstanding individuals and one team for their exceptional contributions to BPA's mission, the electric power industry and the Pacific Northwest.

On March 16, BPA Administrator Elliot Mainzer awarded 28 people with an Administrator's Excellence Award. Mainzer highlighted the individuals' initiative, innovation, superior service and courageous acts, citing the tremendous impacts they've had on the region.

"It's an honor to recognize the outstanding efforts and the many people who make Bonneville great," Mainzer said at the awards ceremony at BPA's headquarters in Portland. "These recipients have made a difference through their tremendous contributions to BPA's public service mission of responsibly delivering affordable, reliable and renewable electric power to the people and businesses of the Pacific Northwest."

Since the annual awards program began in 2001, BPA has recognized 460 employees, retirees and members of the public. Recipients were nominated by their peers and evaluated on numerous criteria such as excellence in their chosen field, technical achievement, community outreach and innovation. Nominations are accepted year-round.

Read more about this year's awardees at

For photos, go to

About BPA

The Bonneville Power Administration, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is a nonprofit federal power marketer that sells wholesale electricity from 31 federal dams and one nuclear plant to 142 Northwest electric utilities, serving millions of consumers and businesses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and parts of California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. BPA delivers power via more than 15,000 circuit miles of lines and 261 substations to 475 transmission customers. In all, BPA markets about a third of the electricity consumed in the Northwest and operates three-quarters of the region's high-voltage transmission grid. BPA also funds one of the largest fish and wildlife programs in the world, and, with its partners, pursues cost-effective energy savings and operational solutions that help maintain affordable, reliable and carbon-free electric power for the Northwest.


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