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RESPONSE: Northwest RiverPartners Welcomes Federal Report’s Comprehensive Approach but Urges More Collaboration for a Clean & Equitable Energy Future

Northwest RiverPartners DEIS Media Pre-Briefing Packet

DEIS Release Press Conference: Northwest RiverPartners Joins Community Leaders to Respond to Federal Report on the Future of the Lower Snake River Dams

Monday, March 2, 2020 at 10:00a.m.
Benton PUD Auditorium – 2721 W 10th Avenue, Kennewick, WA 99336

Speaking panel:
Rick Dunn, General Manager – Benton PUD
Colin Hastings, Executive Director – Pasco Chamber of Commerce
Martin Valadez, President – Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Robin Priddy, Executive Director – Clean Air Agency
Kurt Miller, Executive Director – Northwest River Partners

The event will be led and/or supported by: Benton PUD, Benton Rural Electric Cooperative, Big Bend Electric Cooperative, City of Richland Energy Services, Franklin PUD, Northwest River Partners, Congressman Dan Newhouse, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Benton Clean Air Agency, City of Kennewick, City of Pasco, Grant PUD, Hermiston Energy Services, Pasco Chamber of Commerce, Port of Benton, Port of Pasco, Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC), Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Visit Tri-Cities, Washington Policy Center, West Richland Chamber of Commerce

For more info, contact:
Oonagh Morgan Hurst
Morgan Communications


Northwest RiverPartners

Northwest RiverPartners is a not-for-profit, member-driven organization. Members include consumer-owned utilities, ports, and businesses from across the northwestern United States. The organization is focused on raising awareness about how the Northwest’s hydropower system betters communities and the natural environment and encourages science-based solutions that help hydropower and salmon coexist and Here


Kurt Miller Biography

Kurt Miller is the executive director of Northwest RiverPartners (NWRP)—a not-for-profit organization that advocates hydropower for a better Northwest. Kurt joined NWRP in March 2019 and has made it a priority to find collaborative, science-driven solutions to energy and environmental challenges. Kurt has spent almost 30 years in the Northwest energy and utilities industry, during which he established the first successful electricity brokerage business in the United States. He began his career at the Bonneville Power Administration as an economist and spent 20 years at Portland General Electric in a variety of leadership and expert roles focused on energy supply, customer programs, and organizational change management. While at PGE, Kurt spearheaded the development of the largest microgrid project in the region and led the successful completion of Oregon’s Electric Highway for electric vehicles. Kurt graduated Magna Cum Laude from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife Jennifer, and daughter Emily.

For press interviews and inquiries, contact:

Oonagh Morgan Hurst
Morgan Communications