Patrick Reiten is responsible for leading the national policy and legislative work of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a $132 billion portfolio of locally managed businesses that share a vision for a secure and sustainable energy future. Reiten has extensive experience in executive leadership in the energy business. Prior to his current role, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of PacifiCorp Transmission at PacifiCorp, managing the West’s largest single owned-and-operated transmission system. Prior to that role, Reiten was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Power, an electric energy company serving about 750,000 customers in California, Oregon, and Washington. Before joining PacifiCorp upon its purchase by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Reiten was president and chief executive officer of PNGC Power, an energy generation and transmission cooperative located in Portland, Oregon. He was responsible for the overall operations of two corporate entities (PNGC Power and Power Resources Cooperative) serving parts of seven western states.
Reiten started his career in Washington, D.C. as an aide to Senator Mark O. Hatfield, responsible for policy areas that included those associated with the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He also served as an official in several different capacities at the U.S. Department of Interior, including acting as deputy director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Reiten has served in many board leadership roles, currently including Legacy Health System, the Oregon Community Foundation, and Electric Transmission Texas LLC. He also serves on the boards and executive committees of the American Council on Renewable Energy and the American Clean Power Association. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Reiten attended the University of Washington and completed executive training at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.