HBA CEO Dave Nielsen met with new Portland General Electric (PGE) President Maria Pope yesterday. Maria has been with PGE for over ten years, but was recently promoted to President and CEO upon the retiring of Jim Piro.
Dave and Maria discussed PGE’s efforts to improve their services to the building and development community as well as issues surrounding new growth areas and the costs associated with providing line extensions. In addition, they discussed areas of mutual interest such as permitting processes in municipalities and the buildable land inventory shortage. Dave and HBA staff will be circling back with our members to get feedback on PGE’s services and any issues. If you have any current concerns or questions, please contact James Adkins at email@example.com. PGE also has provided a dedicated staff person HBA members can use as a first line of contact for resolving issues, and James can provide that contact information as well.