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Elliot Mainzer sworn in as BPA's 15th administrator

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On Feb. 20, an audience of more than 500 BPA employees, electric utility industry staff, and regional and tribal leaders celebrated Elliot Mainzer's swearing-in as the Bonneville Power Administration's 15th administrator. Now you can view highlights from the special ceremony at BPA headquarters in Portland, Ore.

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon was unable to attend in person, but his director of business outreach, Jay Ward, shared the senator's letter of support for Mainzer with the audience. Deputy Administrator Greg Delwiche also spoke before Randy Roach, BPA executive vice president and general counsel, administered the oath of office. Following the oath and a standing ovation, Mainzer, who had served as acting administrator since July 2013, gave his first speech as the newly minted administrator and chief executive officer.
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On Feb. 20, an audience of more than 500 BPA employees, electric utility industry staff, and regional and tribal leaders celebrated Elliot Mainzer's swearing-in as the Bonneville Power Administration's 15th administrator. Now you can view highlights from the special ceremony at BPA headquarters in Portland, Ore.

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon was unable to attend in person, but his director of business outreach, Jay Ward, shared the senator's letter of support for Mainzer with the audience. Deputy Administrator Greg Delwiche also spoke before Randy Roach, BPA executive vice president and general counsel, administered the oath of office. Following the oath and a standing ovation, Mainzer, who had served as acting administrator since July 2013, gave his first speech as the newly minted administrator and chief executive officer. Show less

Hydropower Play

Bonneville Power markets and distributes the power generated from the 31 federally owned hydro projects on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, which are owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, some or all of your electricity probably comes from the BPA or is transmitted over our power lines. And your electric bill helps pay for BPA, which provides power at cost and funds the region's efforts to protect and restore fish and wildlife populations in the Columbia River Basin.

Environment, Fish & Wildlife Play

Environmental values are an important part of our Pacific Northwest heritage. So, too, is the low-cost and clean energy produced by federal hydroelectric facilities located throughout the Columbia River Basin. Today, BPA and its partners operating the Federal Columbia River Power System are working diligently to protect and enhance our environmental, fish, and wildlife values, and ensure these qualities for future generations.

BPA Science Lab Series Play

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