Greg Delwiche was named Deputy Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration in February 2014 but had served as Acting Deputy Administrator since November 2013. In this role, he oversees BPA’s Finance, Strategy, Legal, Public Affairs, Risk Management, Compliance, Governance and Internal Audit functions and serves as the principal policy and strategy advisor to the BPA administrator.
Delwiche previously served as BPA’s senior vice president for Power Services since June 2010. In that position, he was responsible for BPA’s power planning and scheduling functions; generation asset management; power contracts and rates; power purchases and acquisitions; and business relationships with BPA’s retail utility customers. He oversaw the successful transition to new long-term power sales contracts under BPA’s Tiered Rates Methodology, as well as the integration of BPA’s energy efficiency functions into the power business.
From 2004 to 2010, Delwiche served as BPA’s vice president of Environment, Fish and Wildlife. EF&W is responsible for fulfilling BPA’s implementation obligations under the Endangered Species Act and Northwest Power Act as well as ensuring agency compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act and other environmental regulations. This group also oversees the agency’s environmental responsibilities in operating and maintaining its high-voltage transmission system to minimize environmental risks. Delwiche was one of the principal BPA negotiators of the historic 2008 Columbia Basin Fish Accords.
Throughout his 30-year career, Delwiche has held numerous positions all related to Columbia River resource management. From 1983 to 1991, he worked in Columbia and Willamette reservoir system operations planning for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He came to BPA in 1992 as a first-line manager in power operations planning. In 1998, he joined BPA’s executive board as vice president of Generation Supply.
Delwiche has undergraduate and graduate civil engineering degrees from the University of Florida and Oregon State University, respectively.