PUD's Gregg Carrington honored for service to hydropower

by Kimberlee Craig | Mar 15, 2019

A career focused on promoting renewable, carbon-free hydropower while protecting fish and the environment has earned Chelan PUD’s Gregg Carrington a Northwest Hydropower Association award for exemplifying the organization’s mission.

Carrington, Energy Resources managing director, received the Pamela E. Klatt Award at the association’s recent annual meeting in Portland, Ore. It honors hydropower professionals who are dedicated to supporting the region’s waterpower as clean, efficient, renewable energy while protecting the fisheries and environmental quality that characterizes the Northwest.

Attributes for award winners include:

  • Approaches each project with a strong commitment to the balance between resource protection and resource development
  • Demonstrates a true appreciation for the views and responsibilities of everyone involved
  • Demands the best work, always, from themselves and others; and
  • Encourages others’ professional development as mentor and colleague

Carrington’s 36-year career includes work in hydro project design, relicensing, natural resource management, federal dam license implementation and most recently overseeing power trading and planning and managing wholesale revenue. He also is active in industry groups and has particular interest in bringing young professionals to the hydropower industry. He joined Chelan PUD in 1997.

Carrington is optimistic about hydropower’s clean, renewable carbon-free future. “What will keep us viable in the future is our ability to continue to adapt to change,” Carrington said when receiving the award. “We will have our challenges just like we always have – but, we will find a way to change, to adapt and to continue our tradition of providing a resource like no other.”


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