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On Jan. 15, Dibble permanently takes over the role of vice president of Bulk Marketing.
On Jan. 15, Dibble permanently takes over the role of vice president of Bulk Marketing.
Rachel Dibble named vice president of Bulk Marketing (Photo) - 01/10/23

PR 01 23 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023
CONTACT: Nick Quinata, BPA, 360-982-9205 
or 503-230-5131

Rachel Dibble named vice president of Bulk Marketing

Portland, Ore. – The Bonneville Power Administration has named Rachel Dibble as its vice president of Bulk Marketing. Dibble permanently takes over the role on Jan. 15 after serving in an acting capacity since January 2022.

Dibble will oversee BPA’s power trading floor, scheduling, pricing, market analysis, long-term surplus sales and purchases, and associated contract support and transaction settlements functions. 

“Rachel is an exceptional leader capable of navigating BPA through the evolving energy landscape,” said Administrator and CEO John Hairston. “She has a proven track record in advancing complex industry initiatives, and I’m confident she’ll continue to enhance the value of the federal power system.” 

Dibble has served in management positions across the agency since joining in 2008. As acting VP of Bulk Marketing, she oversaw surplus marketing activities resulting in higher-than-expected net secondary revenues for fiscal year 2022. Prior to this role, Dibble was the director of Market Initiatives, where she led internal and public processes to reach a decision on joining the Western Energy Imbalance Market and the Western Resource Adequacy Program. In 2020, as the manager of Transmission Products and Rates, Dibble oversaw the transmission tariff proceeding, facilitating settlement negotiations to establish a clear process for future tariff changes.

“I am honored to lead the Bulk Marketing team,” said Dibble. “This is an exciting time with significant opportunities for BPA as we operate in and evaluate new market structures and initiatives, with an eye toward delivering the best value for our customers and the region.”

Suzanne Cooper, BPA’s senior vice president of Power Services, noted that Dibble will build on her established successful performance in leading Bulk Marketing.

“Rachel has done an exceptional job as the acting vice president of Bulk Marketing, where her leadership was a critical part of our strong operational and financial performance in FY 2022,” Cooper said. “I look forward to working with her on a permanent basis to shape the future of BPA Power Services.”

About BPA

The Bonneville Power Administration, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a nonprofit federal power marketer in the U.S. Department of Energy that sells wholesale, carbon-free hydropower from 31 federal dams in the Columbia River Basin. It also markets the output of the region’s only nuclear plant. BPA delivers this power to more than 140 Northwest electric utilities, serving millions of consumers and businesses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and parts of California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. BPA also owns and operates more than 15,000 circuit miles of high-voltage power lines and 261 substations, and provides transmission service to more than 300 customers. In all, BPA provides nearly a third of the power generated in the Northwest. To mitigate the impacts of the federal dams, BPA implements a fish and wildlife program that includes working with its partners to make the federal dams safer for fish passage. It also pursues cost-effective energy savings and operational solutions that help maintain safe, affordable, reliable electric power for the Northwest.