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John Francisco

John brings over 26 years of experience, 23 of those in a utility, working on all facets of the utility industry. Areas of expertise include regulatory framework development and compliance, financing and financial issues, strategic leadership and organizational planning.

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Resources and Planning Director

BWeathers@nru-nw.com

Blake Weathers

Blake brings twenty years of experience working on transmission and power supply issues. Areas of expertise include: developing strategic resource plans, non-federal resource investigations, resource procurement, transmission acquisition, and BPA policy and procedures.

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General Counsel

ZTowner@nru-nw.com

Zabyn Towner

Zabyn comes to NRU with more than a decade of Northwest energy industry legal experience. His expertise includes administrative law, complex appellate litigation, and contract negotiation and drafting, all with a Bonneville-specific focus.

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Rates & Policy Director

MStratman@nru-nw.com

Megan Stratman

Megan brings over a dozen years of experience advocating on behalf of public power in all BPA-related issues. Areas of expertise include: Regional Dialogue contracts and Tiered Rate Methodology, BPA rate cases, energy efficiency, Energy Imbalance Market, and BPA’s financial health.

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Senior Resources Analyst

JOliver@nru-nw.com

Jarek Oliver

Jarek brings over 4 years of experience working on power rates issues. Areas of expertise include: Tier 1 rate modeling, Generation Inputs (esp. Balancing Reserves), Energy Imbalance Markets, and BPA policies.

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Office Administrator

EGroves@nru-nw.com

Ellyn Groves

Ellyn brings over 10 years of experience in bookkeeping, human resources and office management. She specializes in process improvement, standard development, human resources and accounting.