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Well-Respected Utility Executive

Northwest Power and Conservation Council
851 S.W. Sixth Avenue Suite 1100
Portland , Oregon 97204
United States

Company Description: The Northwest Power and Conservation Council was created by Congress to give the citizens of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington a stronger voice in determining...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Administrator
    Bonneville Power
  • Administrator of the Administration
    Bonneville Power
  • Administrator
    BPA
  • Deputy Director
    BPA
  • Public Power Representative
    BPA
  • Manager
    Western Montana G&T
  • General Manager
    Western Montana G&T
  • Manager
    Western Montana Electric G&T Cooperative
  • General Manager
    Western Montana Electric G&T Cooperative
  • Manager
    Western Montana Generation
  • Manager
    Western Montana Electric Generating
  • Manager
    Public Power Council

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • degrees , forestry
    University of Montana
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Web References
Executive Committee Member Biographies
www.nwcouncil.org, 18 Jan 2015 [cached]
Tom Karier | Pat Reiten | Steve Wright | Jim Abrahamson | Richard Beam | Ralph Cavanagh | Lisa Coltart | Randal Douthit | Bill Drummond | Melinda Eden | Steve Eldrige | Paul Elias | Claire Fulenwider | Bill Gaines | Margie Harris | Erin Holland | Fred Kiga | Paul Kjellander | Warren Kline | Bill Nicholson | Sara Patton | Robert Rowe | John Savage | Cal Shirley | Brian Skeahan | George Smith | Matt Steuerwalt | Phil Welker | Brady Wiseman | Roger Woodworth
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Bill Drummond Bill Drummond is the manager of Western Montana Electric Generating and Transmission Cooperative in Missoula, Mont. Western Montana G&T provides power planning and representation for its seven members; six rural cooperatives and one tribal utility in Montana. Western Montana G&T's members serve over 100,000 electric consumers. Drummond's duties include power and transmission contract negotiation and administration, policy analysis and lobbying. He also provides consulting services to publicly-owned utilities. Prior to joining Western Montana G&T, Drummond was the manager of the Public Power Council in Portland, Ore. He has degrees in forestry from the University of Montana and economics from the University of Arizona.
BPA administrator Bill ...
www.oregonlive.com, 9 Jan 2014 [cached]
BPA administrator Bill Drummond resigns; customers, Wyden lobby for Elliot Mainzer as replacement | +
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BPA administrator Bill Drummond resigns; customers, Wyden lobby for Elliot Mainzer as replacement
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Bill Drummond has resigned as administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, bringing one piece of the agency's recent hiring scandal to a controversial resolution and prompting a push for the quick appointment of his successor.
Drummond is a well-respected utility executive in the Northwest, but spent only six months as administrator before being suspended amid allegations that BPA hiring practices were discriminating against veterans and that managers were retaliating against whistleblowers.
Bill-Drummond.jpg Former BPA Administrator Bill Drummond
An investigation by the Department of Energy's inspector general suggested that Drummond had a hand in a recruitment that disadvantaged a veteran job applicant, and that he was aware of disciplinary action taken against a whistleblower after he was told to suspend all such actions against employees.
Drummond did not return The Oregonian's calls for comment.
Many current and former BPA employees and utility industry insiders are convinced Drummond is getting a raw deal; the victim of mistakes made under his predecessor, as well as politics within the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Public utility customer groups supported Drummond over Mainzer when both were finalists for the administrator's job in late 2012.
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Mainzer was appointed acting administrator when Drummond was suspended in July.
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A spokeswoman said "Bill Drummond is no longer an employee at the Department of Energy.
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Drummond reportedly was directly involved in a recruitment where a veteran was disadvantaged after Drummond decided the applicant was unqualified. He allegedly chose to close a vacancy and reopen it with additional criteria that the veteran could not meet.
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Corwin said Drummond is going to work for the Colorado-based Midwest Electric Consumers Association, an organization that represents customers of the Western Area Power Administration.
Northwest Requirements Utilities - Officers and Directors
nru-nw.com, 6 Sept 2012 [cached]
Bill Drummond
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Bill Drummond
Western Montana G & T
825 N.E. Multnomah, Suite 1135, Portland, Oregon 97232 (503) 233-5823 • Fax (503) 233-3076 • Send E-mail
DOE Names Bill ...
www.nwga.org [cached]
DOE Names Bill Drummond As New BPA Administrator
WASHINGTON - 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 hydroelectic dams and operates the surrounding power grid, distributing wind, nuclear 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.
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"I look forward to working with Bill Drummond to help lead BPA's transition to a more flexible, resilient, and reliable electric grid and establish much greater coordination among system operators in partnership with its customers."
"The Bonneville Power Administration is truly fortunate to have Bill Drummond as its new Administrator to lead the agency," said Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman.
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"Drummond has a stellar track record during his time at BPA and throughout his career in the energy sector, and I am fully confident in his ability to provide the highest level of leadership and service to BPA's customers, constituents, and employees.
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"Bonneville represents the best expression of public vision and achievement; collaborative relationships, environmental stewardship and a commitment to operational excellence," said Drummond. "I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to my new role at BPA."
Drummond began serving as BPA's deputy administrator in October 2011, which included providing strategic leadership and executive management to the agency. In addition to his responsibilities as deputy, he oversaw the agency's General Counsel, and Compliance and Governance, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Public Affairs, Finance, and Corporate Strategy functions.
Before joining BPA, Drummond was manager of the Western Montana Electric Generating and Transmission Cooperative in Missoula, Montana, for 17 years. From 1988 to 1994, he led the Public Power Council, an association of all Northwest publicly-owned utilities. During his 30 years in the energy industry, Drummond has been a leader on many regional task forces and committees, including the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Northwest Wind Integration Forum and Northwest Energy Efficiency Task Force. Nationally, he has served on committees of the American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Drummond holds degrees in forestry from the University of Montana and economics from the University of Arizona.
The Energy Department conducted a competitive process under the federal civil service rules to select a new BPA Administrator. BPA has annual revenues exceeding $3.2 billion, over 3,100 full-time employees, and employs approximately 1,500 contractors. Current BPA Administrator Steve Wright announced his plans to retire in June of last year, and Drummond will begin serving as Administrator following Wright's retirement early next month.
Bill Drummond was removed ...
www.bluefish.org, 8 Oct 2014 [cached]
Bill Drummond was removed from Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration. The report did not mention by name BPA Administrator Bill Drummond or Chief Operating Officer Anita Decker.
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Elliot Mainzer replaced Administrator Bill Drummond after only a few months of service.
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DOE Appoints Elliot Mainzer Interim Leader of BPA; Bill Drummond's Fate Unclear by Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian, 7/15/13
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