Pat Reiten is the Senior Vice President of Public Policy at Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE). Since 2017, Reiten has been responsible for leading the national legislative and regulatory work of BHE and our businesses, comprised of a $129 billion portfolio of locally managed businesses that share a vision for a secure and sustainable energy future. Our goal is to achieve policy outcomes that support the needs of our customers. Prior to his current role, Reiten was president and chief executive officer of PacifiCorp Transmission at PacifiCorp, a Berkshire Hathaway Energy company managing the West’s largest single owned-and-operated transmission system. Prior to that role, he served as president and CEO of Pacific Power, PacifiCorp’s retail electric distribution company serving about 785,000 customers in California, Oregon, and Washington.
Before joining PacifiCorp, Reiten was president and chief executive officer of PNGC Power, a generation and transmission cooperative located in Portland, Oregon, serving distribution utilities with customers in 7 western states. Early in his career, Reiten served as an aide to U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield from Oregon and was responsible for issues relating to the Senator’s work on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He also served as an official in several different capacities at the Department of Interior, including as deputy director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in economics from the University of Washington and completed executive training at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Reiten serves on several boards including Electric Transmission Texas, the American Clean Power Association, and the Oregon Community Foundation. He also serves on the board of directors of the American Council on Renewable Energy and Legacy Health System.