Stefan Bird is president and CEO of Pacific Power, a division of PacifiCorp. For more than 100 years, Pacific Power has been delivering energy to households and businesses across Oregon, Washington and California. The company draws on its pioneering heritage and proud track record of partnership to deliver cleaner, safer and more reliable energy to 764,000 customers in 243 communities.
In his role, Bird oversees the optimization of PacifiCorp’s 16,500 mile transmission system, renewable resource operations, commercial and risk management activities, information technology, customer service and finance organizations to serve customers in Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power service areas.
Under his leadership, the company is installing a new smart meter network to improve outage response and offer customers new ways to manage their energy use. Bird is also championing the company’s Energy Vision 2020 project, the largest investment in company history to upgrade its existing renewable resources, add new renewables and transmission to accelerate PacifiCorp’s affordable and clean energy vision.
Since joining the company in 2007, Bird has spearheaded PacifiCorp’s transition to a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy future. The company has added over 3,000 megawatts of owned and contracted renewable capacity, making it the second largest owner of wind resources among the nation’s regulated utilities. Bird led the company’s partnership with the California ISO to develop a transformative western U.S. energy market that maximizes renewable energy, lowers customer costs and improves grid reliability.
Prior to his current position, Bird served as senior vice president, commercial and trading for PacifiCorp; president and CEO of CalEnergy Generation U.S.; vice president, development and acquisitions for what is now Berkshire Hathaway Energy; and various other energy and financial sector positions across the United States, Europe, Mexico and South America.
Bird serves as a director on the Oregon Business Council and for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, director of PacifiCorp and director of the PacifiCorp Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University.
Bird lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife Valerie and their two children.
Gary Hoogeveen is president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Power. He is responsible for delivering electricity safely and reliably to 1.1 million customers in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming, and also oversees thermal generation and mining for the company.
Previously Hoogeveen served as senior vice president and chief commercial officer at Rocky Mountain Power, leading programs and initiatives to help customers access and benefit from renewable energy.
He joined the Berkshire Hathaway Energy family of businesses in 2000 and served as president of Kern River Gas Transmission Company for nearly five years prior to joining Rocky Mountain Power. He also served as vice president of customer service and business development for Northern Natural Gas Company.
Hoogeveen holds a Bachelor of Science in physics from University of Northern Iowa, and a Ph.D. in space physics from Rice University.
He and his family live in Park City, Utah.