Event Profile

Power Supply Workshop

December 4 — 5, 2018
Hilton Portland & Executive Towers
921 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204 
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Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Power supply professionals; policy makers; general managers and CEOs; finance, rate, and risk department managers.

Workshop Overview:

The 2018 NWPPA Power Supply Conference is designed to educate, encourage discussion, and share best practices on current issues and topics that are important to electric utilities in the West. Managing and planning for power resources and costs have never been more challenging or exciting – it all depends on the options considered, both now and in the future.

Workshop Agenda:

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    12:30-1 p.m. Registration

    1-1:10 p.m. Welcome

      Anita Decker, Executive Director, NWPPA

    1:10-2 p.m. Opening Keynote: The view from Washington D.C.

      Trends in the market; concerns and opportunities across the nation and in the West.

      Richard Glick, Commissioner, FERC

    2-3:45 p.m. Resource Capability Panel

      Load following and the integration between supply sources. How does that play out in the future?

      Panelists: Dan Kirschner, Executive Director, Northwest Gas Association; Gerry Froese, Managing Director, Market Structure and New Technologies, Avangrid Renewables; and Joel Cook, Senior VP - Power Services, Bonneville Power Administration.

      Moderator: Anita Decker, Executive Director, NWPPA

    3:45-4 p.m. Break

    4-4:45 p.m. Solving the Utility Load Forecasting Conundrum

      Brian Eakin, Associate Director - Energy, Navigant

    5–6 p.m. Reception

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    7-8 a.m. Continental breakfast

    8-9 a.m. Opening Keynote: Experience across the US – Competitive Responses in Changing Energy Markets

      Joanie Teofilo, CEO, The Energy Authority

    9-9:45 a.m. EIM – what it is, what it isn’t, and the expectations and realities of joining

      Valerie Fong, EIM Chair, CAISO

    9:45-10 a.m. Break

    10-11:15 a.m. Resource Adequacy in the West

      Therese Hampton, Executive Director, Public Generating Pool; and Matthew Elkins, Manager, Performance Analysis, Western Electricity Coordinating Council

    11:15 a.m.-noon The New Power Pool

      Frank Afranji, President, Northwest Power Pool

    Noon-1 p.m. Lunch

    1-2:15 p.m. Energy Strategy and Integrated Resource Plans

      Panelists: Frankie McDermott, Chief Energy Delivery Officer, SMUD; Sue Ackerman, Chief Energy Officer, EWEB; Dave Churchman, Chief Customer Officer, Grant County PUD

      Facilitator: Shauna McReynolds, Executive Director, PNUCC

    2:15-3:15 p.m. CAISO, a view from the inside out

      Mike Bell, President, Michael Bell Management Consulting

    3:15-3:30 p.m. Wrap–up

      Learning points, feedback, evaluation

Workshop Schedule:

Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. on the first day, and the workshop will run from 1 to 6 p.m. on the first day, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on day two. Light refreshments will be provided during the networking reception on day one; breakfast and lunch will be provided on day two; and breaks will be provided both days.

Workshop Location & Hotel Information:

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 226-1611

Room rate: $169 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than December 3, 2018, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Workshop Fees:

Member Early Bird (ends 11/20/2018): $450
Member Standard: $525

Non-member Early Bird (ends 11/20/2018): $1,350
Non-member Standard: $1,425

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the workshop. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This workshop qualifies for nine continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the workshop.

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