Stefan Bird is president and CEO of Pacific Power, a division of PacifiCorp serving 783,000 customers in communities across Oregon, Washington and California.
In his role, Bird also oversees the optimization of PacifiCorp’s 16,900-mile transmission system spanning 10 states, its multi-state renewable resource and grid operations, commercial and risk management activities and other Portland, Oregon‑based teams serving 2 million customers in Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power service areas. PacifiCorp is the largest regulated utility owner of wind resources in the West and operates the largest privately held grid in the West.
Under his leadership, the company is making historic investments in renewable energy and transmission infrastructure that will transform the West’s role in a sustainable energy future.
Bird led the company’s partnership with the California ISO in 2014 to develop a transformative Western U.S. energy market that maximizes renewable energy, bolsters grid reliability, and lowers customer energy costs. Since its inception the market has saved customers across the West more than $1.7 billion while helping to decarbonize the Western grid. For PacifiCorp customers, market participation has delivered over $350 million in energy savings and reduced PacifiCorp’s carbon emissions by 30 million metric tons.
Bird joined Berkshire Hathaway Energy in 1998, serving as vice president of acquisitions and development, president and CEO of CalEnergy Generation U.S. and senior vice president, commercial and trading for PacifiCorp.
Bird serves on several nonprofit and public service organizations including as chairman, PacifiCorp Foundation; chairman, STEM Investment Council; chairman, CTE-STEM Employer Coalition; director, Oregon Business Council; and former member of board of trustees, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University.
Gary Hoogeveen is president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Power. He is responsible for delivering electricity safely and reliably to 1.2 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.