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Bonneville Power Administration

Bonneville Dam at the Columbia River in Oregon. (Photo courtesy of the Bonneville Power Administration)

 

The agency that sells electricity generated by federal dams and nuclear plants to communities in the Pacific Northwest is looking for a CIO that can support its business activities.

The Bonneville Power Administration wants an executive vice president of information technology and CIO to help it support its mission.

BPA, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is a federal power marketing administration that sells wholesale electricity generated by 31 federal dams and a nuclear plants sprinkled throughout the Pacific Northwest.

It sells that power to Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. BPA provides about a third of the electricity used in the region, as well as operating three-quarters of its high-voltage transmission grid.

The EVP & CIO, the notice said, is responsible for developing and supporting the agency's enterprisewide business automation systems and providing IT governance, planning and standards for its general business activities.

The position reports directly to the chief operating officer and has overall responsibility for all IT-related programs, according to the announcement, including establishing strategy, objectives and performance standards to align with the agency's overall financial targets and direction. The incumbent also has indirect responsibility for IT systems supporting electric grid operations.

The listing closes on Jan. 12, 2017.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Dec 15, 2016 at 1:38 PM


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