Stefan Bird

Stefan Bird, President and CEO, Pacific Power

Stefan Bird is president and CEO of Pacific Power, a division of PacifiCorp. For more than 100 years, Pacific Power has been delivering energy to households and businesses across Oregon, Washington and California. The company draws on its pioneering heritage and proud track record of partnership to deliver cleaner, safer and more reliable energy to 740,000 customers in 243 communities.

Bird’s leadership oversight spans several core PacifiCorp operations including the optimization of PacifiCorp’s vast transmission system, one of the largest in the nation, to deliver reliable, low-cost energy to Pacific Power customers and other energy consumers across nine Western states.

Since joining PacifiCorp in 2007, Bird has led PacifiCorp’s transition to a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy future. Under his leadership, the company has added over 3,000 megawatts of owned and contracted renewable capacity, making it the second largest owner of wind resources among the nation’s regulated utilities. Bird championed the company’s partnership with the California ISO to develop a transformative western energy market and continues to pursue strategic company initiatives to modernize the grid and accelerate PacifiCorp’s cost-effective expansion of renewable energy. These efforts include installation of a new smart meter network in Oregon and PacifiCorp’s Energy Vision 2020 initiative, the largest investment in the company’s history designed to upgrade its existing renewable resources and add new renewables and transmission to deliver broad customer benefits.

Prior to his current position, Bird served as senior vice president, commercial and trading for PacifiCorp; president and CEO of CalEnergy Generation U.S.; vice president, development and acquisitions for what is now Berkshire Hathaway Energy; and various other energy and financial sector positions across the United States, Europe, Mexico and South America.

Bird serves as a director on the Oregon Business Council, director of PacifiCorp and director of the PacifiCorp Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University.