Full Name
Stefan Bird
Job Title
President & Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Power
Speaker Bio
Stefan Bird is president and CEO of Pacific Power, a division of PacifiCorp serving 791,000 customers in communities across Oregon, Washington, and California.

In his role, Bird also oversees PacifiCorp’s 17,000-mile transmission system spanning 10 states, its multi-state renewable resource and grid operations, commercial and risk management activities, and other Portland, Oregon based teams serving 2 million customers in Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power service areas.

Under his leadership, the company is making historic investments in renewable and non-carbon energy and transmission infrastructure that will transform the West’s role in a net zero energy future.

Bird led the company’s partnership with the California ISO in 2014 to develop a transformative Western U.S. energy market that maximizes renewable energy, bolsters grid reliability, and lowers customer energy costs. Since its inception the market has saved customers across the West more than $2.39 billion while helping to decarbonize the Western grid. For PacifiCorp customers, market participation has delivered over $452 million in energy savings and reduced PacifiCorp’s carbon emissions by 30 million metric tons.

Bird joined Berkshire Hathaway Energy in 1998, serving as vice president of acquisitions and development, president and CEO of CalEnergy Generation U.S. and senior vice president, commercial and trading for PacifiCorp.

Bird serves on several nonprofit and public service organizations including as chairman, PacifiCorp Foundation; chairman, STEM Investment Council; chairman, CTE-STEM Employer Coalition; director, Oregon Business Council; and member of the board of trustees, Oregon Institute of Technology.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University.
Stefan Bird