Meet Scott Gibson, Generation Engineer< All Stories
An electrical engineering graduate from the University of Wyoming, Scott began working at the PUD in 1995. After time off to travel the world, he returned to the PUD in 2000 as an energy-efficiency expert. Scott has been with the PUD’s Generation group since 2011.
How do you serve PUD customers?
I’ve been fortunate to work on very innovative projects at the PUD. One of the most amazing experiences was heading out into Admiralty Inlet to study the possibility of tidal energy projects in the Puget Sound. Most recently, I helped develop two run-of-the-river hydropower projects in the hills above Snoqualmie Falls, energize our first Community Solar project and manage our new Arlington Microgrid project. The microgrid is a great example of how the PUD is not only on the vanguard of new energy projects but also incorporates the community. The microgrid includes a Clean Energy Center that will be used to educate students, researchers, and the public about renewable energy, battery storage and electric vehicle charging.
How do you serve your community?
Soccer and my three kids have been a huge part of my life. I’ve coached and volunteered in various roles for the Northshore Youth Soccer Association and organized a team trip to Spain for a soccer tournament. I’m also a member of the Northshore School District PTA and have talked to classes about career opportunities in the energy field and organized field trips for students to check out PUD hydropower facilities.