The Council has appointed Jennifer Light as its power division director; she had been its interim director since April 2022.
Light joined the Council in 2014 as manager of the Regional Technical Forum, a technical advisory group that develops standards to verify energy efficiency savings. Prior to joining the Council, Jennifer spent six years with the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, working with U.S. and Canadian utilities on common energy efficiency initiatives. Light also has experience managing and supporting large projects for federal and state agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation. Light has a bachelor’s degree in geology from Macalester College and a master’s in public administration from Columbia University.
“I’m honored and excited to continue to work with the talented and dedicated staff in the power division,” said Light. “The 2021 Power Plan outlines a roadmap to a reliable and affordable power supply in this changing power system, and I look forward to working with our partners in implementing its goals.”
The Council adopted its 2021 Northwest Power Plan earlier this year, highlighting renewable resource development and energy efficiency to meet future demand in a rapidly changing energy system.
“Jenn has provided strong leadership to her team these past few months,” said Jim Yost, power committee chair. “Her organizational and planning skills will be indispensable as the division tackles the work ahead.”
“We’re pleased that Jenn will continue to move the Council’s power division forward in a very challenging environment,” noted Council Chair Norman. “Her ability to bring people together is a critical asset.”