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What is a Center of Excellence?

Centers of Excellence serve as statewide liaisons to business, industry, labor, and the educational system, providing support for economic development.

The Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy (PNCECE), a Centralia College Partnership, is a nationally recognized model that provides strategic coordination for the energy industry’s skilled workforce. It is led by an advisory board that includes regional consumer-owned and investor-owned utilities; a federal power-marketing administration (the Bonneville Power Administration); organized labor; a national laboratory (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory); community and technical colleges and universities; and workforce and economic development councils.

Our Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is a permanent standing board to provide advice and insight to the Center of Excellence from the perspective of industry, education, labor, and the community. The board helps the Center achieve its mission by ensuring that programs and projects advance the needs of the energy sector within the region.

Our History

See Our History for significant events about the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy.

Our Staff

Our PNCECE Staff are a dedicated team of professionals working to enhance collaboration and communication between the energy industry, organized labor, workforce and economic development and education in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Our Energy & Construction Best Practices Summit

The Center of Excellence for Clean Energy presents an annual Best Practices Summit. Each year the Summit brings together business professionals, educators, and public sector leaders to learn and discuss best practices in the energy industry.

Contact Us

Contact Us to learn more about the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy.