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Published: August 02, 2021

ColumbiaGrid Welcomes Allen Burns

Ed Sienkiewicz, chairman of the Board at ColumbiaGrid, announced today that Allen Burns will lead ColumbiaGrid as its President and CEO beginning September 5, 2011. Burns takes the helm from ColumbiaGrid’s first CEO, E. Jon Kaake, who is retiring at the end of August.
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Member: Chelan County PUD      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Chelan County PUD

"Chelan PUD is a strong supporter of ColumbiaGrid and the work that’s accomplished through the transmission Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement (PEFA). As a result of that process, the mid-C utilities (Chelan, Grant and Douglas PUDs) and Bonneville Power Administration were able to reach an agreement that defined the need for a new transmission line, as well as determine who will construct, own and pay for the facility. Those difficult decisions were made successful through the expert and independent expertise of the ColumbiaGrid staff."
~~ Chad Bowman, Director - Transmission and Compliance