John Ollis, formerly the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's power system analyst, has been promoted to manager of planning and analysis. Ollis joined the Council in 2014 and has helped enhance multiple power system models, led efforts to evaluate demand response, and analyze cost-effective reserves and reliability.
As the manager of planning and analysis, he will be responsible for setting the work priorities for the analysts working on power system modeling. He is the principal expert on modeling the power system and will oversee the Council's quantitative modeling approaches and coordinate interpretation of the modeling results.
Prior to working for the Council, he was an analyst for Portland General Electric specializing in variable energy resource integration, integrated resource planning, and power cost modeling. "John is a thoughtful leader who has the support of his fellow team members, making this promotion well deserved,"said Power Division Director Ben Kujala.