Dr. Peters brings extensive experience in the energy and cybersecurity industries to the company’s board.
BOISE, Idaho — IDACORP, Inc. has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Peters to serve on the board of directors of IDACORP and Idaho Power.
Dr. Peters is the Executive Vice President for Laboratory Operations at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. From 2015 through December 2020, Dr. Peters served as Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Idaho Falls and President of Battelle Energy Alliance. Prior to Battelle, he held multiple leadership positions over two decades with the Argonne National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
“Dr. Peters is a national leader in the energy industry,” said Lisa Grow, IDACORP and Idaho Power President and Chief Executive Officer. “His innovative and strategic approach combined with a unique expertise in energy and cybersecurity make him an excellent addition to our board.”
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in geology from Auburn University, Dr. Peters earned his doctorate in geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago. In 2015, he was honored as a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society for outstanding accomplishments in nuclear science and technology.
“We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Peters and his exceptional science and technology background to our board,” said Richard Dahl, Chairman of the Board of IDACORP and Idaho Power. “Dr. Peters brings with him proven leadership experience in the most advanced energy labs in the country.”
Dr. Peters serves as a senior adviser to the U.S. Department of Energy on nuclear energy technologies, research and development programs and nuclear waste policy. He served two years as chairman of the National Laboratory Directors’ Council, an independent body that coordinates initiatives and advises the U.S. Department of Energy and other laboratory stakeholders.
“I fell in love with Idaho during my time at INL, and I’m so glad to continue my ties to the state in this important role,” said Dr. Peters. “It’s an exciting time to join the Idaho Power board as the company continues to chart its path toward 100% clean energy.”
About Idaho Power Company
Idaho Power, headquartered in vibrant and fast-growing Boise, Idaho, has been a locally operated energy company since 1916. Today, it serves a 24,000-square-mile area in Idaho and Oregon. The company’s goal to provide 100% clean energy by 2045 builds on its long history as a clean-energy leader that provides reliable service at affordable prices. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects at the core of its diverse energy mix, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest prices for electricity. Its 2,000 employees proudly serve more than 580,000 customers with a culture of safety first, integrity always and respect for all.