Utility ICS Training PDT

The WEI Utility ICS Training Program Development Team (PDT) is a diverse mix of energy industry ICS experts who volunteer their time providing instruction at other utilities to build a collaborative, consistent, and comprehensive curriculum that is tailored for WEI Member Energy Companies. The leadership team reviews the curriculum regularly throughout the year.

For more information on this Program Development Team contact Eric Christenson at christenson@westernenergy.org or at 971-303-2118.

Committee Members

John Chappell

Southern California Edison

Technical Specialist
Instructor

Eric Christenson

Western Energy Institute

Senior Program Manager
WEI Program Manager
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Eric leads new program development and has responsibilities for Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders, General Counsel, the Executive Planning Committee, and Board of Directors Electric Operations Committee. He joined WEI after seven years at Portland General Electric. At PGE he developed and managed the company’s Enterprise Risk Management program and worked in several other areas including operations benchmarking, regulatory affairs, fleet services, AMI, and finance.

Prior to joining PGE, Eric worked in internet marketing and as the Manager of Strategy and Analysis for a debt buying and recovery firm. Eric earned a BA in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Oregon. He volunteers his time on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Society of Association Management and as Vice President of the Greater Portland Soccer District.

Todd Felix

NW Natural

Emergency Manager
Instructor

Todd Felix

NW Natural

Emergency Manager
Instructor

Corey Fisher

Portland General Electric

Business Continuity Emergency Management Technology Advisor
Instructor

Patrick Griggs

Bonneville Power Administration

Continuity of Operations & Emergency Management
Instructor

Mary Hobday

Puget Sound Energy

Emergency Planning Manager
Instructor

Kenneth Lewis

Salt River Project

Principal Planning Analyst
Instructor

Craig Lohrey

Tacoma Power

Power Section Assistant Manager
Instructor

Jeff Millar

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Senior Public Safety Specialist
Member

Ann Steeves

Handheld Continuity - Emergency Management Institute

Business Continuity Emergency Management Consultant
Facilitator