Stefan Bird, 50, 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. Today, the company draws on its pioneering heritage and proud track record of partnership and community service to deliver cleaner, safer and more reliable energy to 740,000 customers in 243 communities. By owning and operating one of the nation’s largest transmission grids, the company is uniquely positioned to access and deliver low-cost energy to customers and markets across nine Western states.
Since joining PacifiCorp in 2007, Bird has led the company’s transition to a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy future. Under his leadership, the company has added over 3,000 megawatts of owned and contracted renewable capacity making it the second largest owner of wind energy resources among the nation’s regulated utilities. Bird also championed the company’s partnership with the California ISO to develop a transformative western energy market that optimizes the diversity of the grid to reduce customer costs, improve reliability and maximize the use of renewable energy. Most recently, he led the company’s decision to invest in state-of-the-art advanced metering infrastructure in its Oregon service territory - at no cost to customers. The move lays the groundwork for providing customers with more personalized energy offerings in the future.
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, director of PacifiCorp and director of the PacifiCorp Foundation. Bird earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University.