Charlie joined the Council staff in 2002 as a senior analyst. He works primarily on energy efficiency issues as part of the development and implementation of the Council’s regional power plan. Charlie’s energy efficiency work covers regional conservation potential assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation. He is vice chair of the Council’s Regional Technical Forum. Before joining the Council staff, Charlie was a senior analyst at Oregon Office of Energy for 18 years working on state energy policy development, energy facility siting, energy forecasting, utility regulation, energy conservation, renewable resource development, and Columbia River issues. Charlie has a B.S. in resource analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He likes to windsurf in the Columbia River Gorge.