John Fazio has been a senior systems analyst for the Pacific Northwest Power and Conservation Council since 1984. His primary duty is to assist in the development of the Council's regional power plan. He is the co-chair of the Pacific Northwest Resource Adequacy Forum's technical committee. He is also a member of the IEEE Loss of Load Expectation working group, a subcommittee of the Risk, Reliability and Probabilistic Applications committee. His work focuses on assessing power supply adequacy, resource cost effectiveness and impacts of alternative hydroelectric operations. Hydroelectric analysis is an essential part of the development of the Council's fish and wildlife program.
Born in Genoa, Italy in 1952, John immigrated to the United States with his family in 1955. He is a U.S. citizen. In 1974 he received a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Portland. As a doctoral candidate at the University of Oregon, John was awarded a research assistantship to study particle physics at the school's Van der Graaf accelerator. He went on to receive an M.S. degree in 1976. John worked for the Bonneville Power Administration from 1977 through 1984. He has taught physics at the University of Portland, University of Oregon and at Concordia College. He has occasionally worked on national and international projects related to hydroelectric operations.