A Washington State University graduate, Steve Anderson’s background includes managerial and executive positions in the forest products, electricity and natural gas industries. Steve’s experience includes thirty four years in the electricity and natural gas sectors of the energy industry where he has been instrumental in the early development of renewable and conventional resources in the United States and Canada.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science (BS), Forest Management, Washington State University, 1974.
Postgraduate activities have included work in several MBA programs including completion of The Public Utilities Executive Course.
The SAIJ Group – Managing Director and co-founder. SAIJ focused its efforts on project support, financial analysis and feasibility studies for a variety of large and small clients with projects including: major coal fired electric power plants, coal gasification facilities, small hydro resources, landfill gas electric generation, biomass recovery and utilization, inside the fence generation optimization, pipeline expansions, CO2 sequestration and marketing, market forecasting and rail transport facility development for petroleum liquids.
Panda Energy – Vice President, Corporate Liaison and Managing Director, Business Development. Lead developer for 1,150 MW Oneta, Oklahoma project (sold to Calpine). Managed staff development professionals on early stage development of large natural gas IPP activities in Texas, Utah, California, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi and South Carolina.
Duke Energy Trading and Marketing – Manager of Energy Services, duties included trading and marketing of wholesale electricity and natural gas including reverse tolling of electricity/natural gas through facilities owned by various industrial customers.
KVA Resources – Vice President, Project Development. Primary project oversight of the Washington State EFSEC process for a successfully permitted 830 MW natural gas fired combined cycle facility located in Eastern Washington.
The Washington Water Power Company (now Avista Corporation) – A variety of positions and advancements within the organization beginning as Wood Fuel Systems Coordinator for the first large stand-alone biomass facility developed in the United States. Other positions included all of the following: Supervisor, Resource Analysis, Corporate Review Team Member, Supervisor, Resource Analysis & Contracts, Manager, Natural Gas Strategy, Project Development Manager (WP Energy a WWP Subsidiary), Interim Manager, Internal Auditing, Manager, Cogeneration Development, Project Leader, Natural Gas Strategy Team
Other executive and managerial positions within several regional and national forest products companies.
Past Board member, Kootenai Electric Cooperative (Largest Electric Utility Coop in Idaho)