Boardman Native Named to PNGC Post

August 08, 2016

PNGC Power, a Portland-based Generation and Transmission cooperative, has named Scott Russell as Vice President of Transmission and Contracts.

In this role, Russell will be responsible for overseeing PNGC Power’s transmission agreements for all of PNGC Power’s members, including Umatilla Electric and 14 other Northwest electric distribution cooperative utilities with service territory in seven western states.

Russell will also represent PNGC Power’s interest in regional transmission issues.

“Scott comes to PNGC with a proven track record,” said PNGC Power President and CEO, Beth Looney. “He has the experience and background we were looking for in this highly demanding position.”

“I am very excited to join Beth and her experienced management team,” Russell said. “I look forward to representing the member cooperatives’ interests on all transmission issues to ensure that cost effective power continues to flow to their service territories.”

Russell joined PNGC Power on Aug. 1, 2016. Previously he worked for Portland General Electric in various capacities including financial analysis, corporate planning, and contract negotiation. A Boardman native, Russell received both his Bachelor of Science in Economics, and his Master of Science in Economics, from Oregon State University.

About PNGC Power

PNGC Power is a Portland-based electric generation and transmission (G & T) cooperative owned by 15 Northwest electric distribution cooperative utilities with service territory in seven western states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming). The company creates value for its member systems by providing power supply, transmission and other management services. PNGC Power is an aggregator of geographically diverse loads in the region and became the first electric cooperative in the country to receive a power marketing license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. More information about PNGC Power can be found at