Earlier in January, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of Bill Drummond as the new Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy Department has chosen Bill Drummond to be the new Administrator for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), one of the four Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) the Department oversees. As BPA’s Administrator, Drummond will be responsible for managing the non-profit federal agency, which markets carbon-free power from Columbia River hydroelectric dams and the region’s one nuclear plant. BPA also operates most of the surrounding power grid, distributing wind and other energy to the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Drummond’s leadership of BPA is part of a larger strategy for each of the Department’s PMAs to help lead the 21st century transformation of our nation’s electricity sector. Reliable and affordable electricity is a foundation of economic growth and a resilient electric grid also helps to better protect our national security. Drummond currently serves as BPA’s deputy administrator and has worked in the energy industry for over 30 years.