Northwest Energy Technology Collaborative Director, Jeff Morris, To Receive ‘Power Player’ Award

Regional energy partnership director honored by U.S. Department of Energy for dedication to bringing energy-related research and product development to Northwest

Seattle, WA – Nov. 15, 2004 – The Northwest Energy Technology Collaborative (NWETC) is pleased to announce that NWETC Director, Jeff Morris, is being honored with a Power Player Award from the Western Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Mr. Morris will receive the award at the 2004 Power Players Recognition Reception on Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 11:45 a.m. at Qwest Field. The ceremony will take place just before the football game where the Seattle Seahawks with host the Miami Dolphins.

“We’re pleased to be recognizing Jeff Morris for his efforts to spearhead energy research and development in the Northwest,” says Julie Riel, Director, Western Regional Office, U.S. Department of Energy. “Through his work with NWETC, Jeff has shown tremendous dedication to building strong industry partnerships in this region,” adds Riel. “These alliances build awareness regarding the power industry’s ability to be a strong economic driver and encourage energy companies to bring new technologies to market.”

Power Players is an annual awards program hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, Seattle City Light, and the Bonneville Power Administration to recognize customers, clients and partners who have shown an exemplary commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy activities. Mr. Morris is being honored for his dedication and work with NWETC to position the Northwest as a worldwide leader in energy research and energy product development.

Mr. Morris is one of 18 honorees who will be recognized by the director, superintendent, or administrator from each of the awarding organizations –U.S. Department of Energy, Seattle City Light, and Bonneville Power Administration.

About the Northwest Energy Technology Collaborative

The Northwest Energy Technology Collaborative (NWETC) got its start as a flagship program under the Washington Technology Center’s New Industries Initiative, which looks to encourage the development of emerging technologies in Washington as a means for strengthening the state’s economy and competitiveness on a national and global level. NWETC is now a cooperative of energy partnerships that extends across the northwest region of the U.S. and Canada, working to position this region as a global leader in renewable energy technology and innovation.

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