Since 2015, Dan Bedbury has served as the Director of Energy Resources for Clark Public Utilities in Vancouver, Washington, overseeing wholesale power supply, gas plant operations, energy trading and hedging, as well as energy services for residential, commercial and industrial customers.
Clark Public Utilities serves approximately 470,000 residents of Clark County in an area spanning 650 square miles and provides water service to about 35,000. The utility’s long term power supply includes ownership of a 240 MW gas plant, a 62 MW wind farm PPA, a small share in the Packwood Hydro facility and a shaped monthly block of energy from BPA. Also secured is a 2 percent just-in-time share of BPA energy and storage indexed to an as-available mix of hydro, nuclear and wind.
Dan’s first 30 year career was with The Eugene Water and Electric Board in Oregon where his responsibilities included supervision of energy trading and scheduling, hedging, resource optimization, contract negotiation, and client services. In between EWEB and Clark Public Utilities, Dan worked with Lewis County PUD as they transitioned from a lifetime as a Full Requirements customer of BPA to a new BPA Slice/Block customer, as well as a new Resource Management Agreement with TEA.
Clark Public Utilities takes good care of employees and, in turn, employees are invested and committed to taking care of utility customers. This unwavering focus on customer satisfaction has earned Clark Public Utilities the highest customer satisfaction in its category of midsize utilities in the West by J.D. Power for ten years in a row. As a public utility, there is also an ongoing focus on the community and Dan and his team help to produce and participate in annual utility events including the Race for Warmth, the Home and Garden Idea Fair and year-round tree planting/stream restoration efforts. Individual employee goals focus on customer service, cost control, reliability, community involvement and professional development to provide a healthy environment for employee engagement, satisfaction and retention.
Dan received both his undergraduate degree in Marketing as well as his MBA from the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon.