“Elliot Mainzer is the right choice at a difficult time for the BPA. He has taken strong steps to address discrimination in veteran hiring, which was one of my main concerns. He will also provide much needed stability as BPA works to get back on its feet and win back the public’s trust. I appreciate the steps the Department of Energy has taken to preserve BPA's unique place as an independent agency, rooted in the Northwest. Naming Elliot as a permanent administrator is an important signal to the region that the Department is committed to continuing that independence.”
“Now, more than ever, BPA needs strong leadership, and I’m pleased that Elliot Mainzer has been promoted to serve as Administrator of this critical agency. Like everyone, I’ve been extremely concerned by findings of illegal hiring practices at BPA, but I’m confident that Elliot has the ability to correct those issues and continue working closely with DOE while protecting BPA’s unique authority to provide reliable, low-cost power for the Northwest.”
“I am pleased with Elliot’s selection to permanently head the BPA. Over the next several months, BPA will be a part of major decisions that impact Northwest ratepayers, small businesses, and our environment. BPA needs someone who is smart, creative, and knowledgeable to lead the agency through some complex and challenging issues – including the salmon recovery plan and the Columbia River Treaty. I am confident that person is Elliot Mainzer. I am looking forward to continuing to work with him to protect and enhance the region’s carbon emission free hydropower system that serves as the backbone of the Pacific Northwest economy.”
"I am pleased to see Elliot Mainzer named new BPA Administrator. Mr. Mainzer comes to the job with the experience necessary to balance competitive energy prices in the Pacific Northwest with a hydroelectric system that supports expanded use of renewable energy, creates opportunities for energy efficiency and demand response, and improves protections for natural resources. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Mr. Mainzer and his team on issues critical to Oregon."
“I think they made a good choice in Elliot. We are looking forward to working with him.”
“Elliot has the skills to lead BPA into the future. It is helpful to see BPA moving toward stability. This is a useful step, and Elliot will have a good team working with him. PPC looks forward to continuing to work well with him in his new capacity on the many challenges facing our industry.”
"Elliot is a very capable leader with firm understanding and experience of both policy and technical issues before the region. We look forward to working with him on our efforts to expand renewable energy development in the Northwest.