energyNW Advisors provides strategy and execution services to utilities, cities, communities and businesses in the Northwest to support their grid modernization, smart grid, smart cities, green energy or sustainability goals.
Unlike many consulting or staff augmentation firms, we have the domain experience and depth-of-knowledge to help organizations clearly assess, define and execute their future vision, while not losing focus on the reality of the here and now.
We work closely with our clients to thoroughly understand their goals and desired outcomes and then ensure that their strategic initiatives are actionable, well-designed, tightly-aligned, and delivered with the organization's objectives in mind. 
Our goal is to capture maximum value and minimize risk to produce high-quality, sustainable results.
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Strategy Assessment

A purposeful review of your existing strategy or roadmap will enable us to identify risks or potential gaps that might create issues for your organization down the road.


If we discover potential obstacles to success, we have challenging conversations with humility and humor, to offer advice with our head and our heart because we care deeply about the impact our contribution makes on your customers and employees.

A win for you is a win for us.

Our Services

Strategy Development

Don't have a current strategy or roadmap?  No worries.  energyNW Advisors is highly-skilled at helping organizations develop comprehensive strategies that will enable your organization to make decisions quickly and with confidence. 


Our collaborative and iterative development process reaches into your organization and across silos allowing your strategy to develop with insights and input from key stakeholders.

Move faster with confidence.

Strategic Governance

It can be challenging to find the time to oversee and maintain a strategy with the work already on everyone's plate.  energyNW Advisors can help develop a governance structure tailored to meet the oversight needs and requirements of your organization. 

Our approach is to develop a light-touch, but informative, timely, and transparent program that does not burden your team with additional or redundant reporting and status requirements.

All hands on deck.  Always.

We can help your team build sustainable programs to support your strategy.  energyNW Advisors has unique tools that  support and guide your team as they build the capabilities needed to deliver successful initiatives. 


Our methodology has been successfully deployed in many organizations in a variety of industries, including utilities.

Build sustainable programs.

energyNW Advisors has a team of program and project consultants with track records of successful delivery in multiple industries, including utilities. 

We bring equal parts boots-on-the-ground and initiative leadership experience to maximize value captured while minimizing risk during the strategy execution phase.

Align execution with strategy.

Are you an innovative startup looking to find a utility or city to partner with or pilot your technology or product?


Are you looking for early-stage investors?

We connect promising startups with utilities, communities, and investors to enable leading-edge pilot program development. 

We can help you grow.

Strategic Program


Program & Project


Innovation Advisory


Our Team

Tony brings 20+ years of executive-level consulting experience including more than 10 years in utility operations, smart grid, and smart cities strategy and program development. 


Tony works with client teams to create actionable strategies, programs, and projects that support strategic business needs and regulatory requirements.


Tony has developed successful programs and strategies for PacifiCorp, Pacific Power, Rocky Mountain Power, Portland General Electric, and the Bonneville Power Administration.

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General Manager

Darin is the president of BIS Consulting, LLC.  BIS Consulting works with electric T&D, generation, gas distribution, and water/wastewater utilities.  He provides leading-edge thought leadership in strategic asset management to our team and our clients in the Northwest.

A focus of Darin's work is quantitative cost/benefit analysis of spending alternatives.  He provides analytical support for estimating the effect on customers and other stakeholders from programs to reduce risk or improve reliability, safety, and environmental performance. 

Darin Johnson

SVP Strategic Asset Management

Heidi supports client delivery efforts by bringing more than 15 years of  successful management, project, and analyst experience gained during her career with multiple Berkshire Hathaway Energy companies and business units. 


Heidi influences teams to achieve highly-successful outcomes within the strategic direction provided by her clients.   


Heidi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Marylhust University.


Heidi Krause

Director Client Services

Zena Harris

SVP Sustainability

Zena is the president of the Green Spark Group, a full-service consulting firm that helps organizations integrate sustainability into their culture and operations.


She brings an informed and practical perspective to sustainability strategy development, quantification of  sustainability impacts, and state-of-the-art sustainability communications.


Zena holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard University in Sustainability and Environment Management.

Jonathan Rich

VP Client Strategy & Success

Jonathan is the chief strategy officer for One Black Fish, a consulting firm with U.S. and international clients in power, coal, water, oil, gas, and community organizations. 


Jonathan developed a long-term asset strategy for the Bonneville Power Administration. He brings expertise in renewable energy partnership development, strategic decision-making, risk management, and value creation.


Jonathan holds a Master’s Degree from Stanford University in Management Science and Engineering.

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Don Lee, Ph.D.

Director Technology & Innovation

Don leads our Technology & Innovation program.  Don served 20 years as a Naval Intelligence Officer leading critical U.S. Navy and National Security Agency (NSA) cryptology efforts related to U.S. infrastructure threat assessment and hardening.


Don brings  15+ years of consulting and leadership experience in T&D and customer service technologies to bear.     


Don holds a PhD in Applied Data Sciences with a focus on data management as a key asset in 21st century decision-making. 

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