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N. Vern Porter

Senior Vice President of Customer Operations, Idaho Power

Vern Porter

Vern Porter, Senior Vice President of Customer Operations of Idaho Power assumed this role in April 2015.

He now leads Customer Service & Regional Operations and Customer Operations Engineering & Construction, an organization of over 1,100 employees focused on exceptional service to customers.

In December 2013, Porter was appointed to lead a company-wide safety initiative as to transform the safety culture and work with all business units to improve safety for employees and the public.

Porter joined Idaho Power in 1989 after starting his career in 1986 with Pacific Gas and Electric Company. In October 2009, Porter was named VP of Delivery Engineering and Construction. Porter has held a variety of other positions within the company, including:

  • High voltage transmission engineer
  • System planner
  • Technical operations engineer
  • Energy trader
  • Senior manager of Grid Operations
  • Senior manager of Customer Service
  • General manager of Power Production

Porter is a graduate of Brigham Young University, earning his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1985 and Master of Science in 1986. He also received his Executive Master of Business Administration from Boise State University in 2013.

Porter serves on the Idaho Technology Council Board of Trustees and on the Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of America Ore-Ida Council.

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