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

Utility Response Training Associates, LLC

Associate Partner

Eric Christenson

Western Energy Institute

Director of Program Curriculum + Analytics
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

Todd Felix

NW Natural

Emergency Manager

Corey Fisher

Portland General Electric

Senior Business Continuity & Emergency Management Consultant

Patrick Griggs

Bonneville Power Administration

Continuity of Operations & Emergency Management

Mary Hobday

Puget Sound Energy

Contingency & Emergency Planning Manager

Kenneth Lewis

Salt River Project

Emergency Manager

Craig Lohrey

Tacoma Power

Power Section Assistant Manager

Jeff Millar

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Senior Public Safety Specialist

Ann Steeves

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Sr. Emergency Response Advisor – Electric Regional Operations (ERO)