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Blake Weathers, Planning and Resource Director

                                     Blake Weathers 

As Resources and Planning Director for Northwest Energy Management Services, Blake provides staff support to 22 utilities seeking to diversify their power supply by serving load growth from non-federal resources.  He provides leadership and expertise in developing strategic resource plans, non-federal resource investigations, resource procurement, and transmission acquisition. Blake also assists in a range of other related issues such as resource support services and Bonneville Power Administration policy and procedures.


Prior to coming to NEMS, Blake acquired over 12 years of industry related experience at the Bonneville Power Administration in a number of capacities. A few highlights of his career include serving as a Transmission Account Executive for over twenty public utilities from 2010 to 2013 and leading Network Integration Transmission Service policy development and implementation for the agency from 2007 to 2010. Blake also had stints in Transmission Field Services, Asset Management, and Human Resources.


Blake was raised in the Portland, Oregon. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Masters of Public Administration from Indiana University. He also holds a Masters of International Public Management and Policy from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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