Event Profile

Power Supply Conference

December 7, 2022
Sheraton Portland Airport

Who Should Attend:

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

Conference Overview:

It’s back! For many years, the NWPPA Power Supply Conference provided the expertise and insight needed to inform power supply decisions. Now in this new era of dynamic resource options and challenges, managing and planning for power resources and costs have never been more critical to utilities and their consumers. The 2022 Power Supply Conference will educate members, encourage discussion, and provide a venue for attendees to share best practices related to current issues and topics important to electric utilities in the West.

Register for the Power Supply Conference today and arm yourself with the essential infor­mation and resources you need to confidently meet the risks and uncertainties in western resource planning.

Conference Agenda:

Wednesday, December 7

7:30-9 a.m. Registration

9 a.m. Welcome

    Scott Corwin, Executive Director, Northwest Public Power Association

Key Risks, Uncertainties, and Planning Focal Points

    Moderator: Sarah Edmonds, President & CEO, Western Power Pool
    Panelists: Jeremy Hargreaves, Principal, Evolved Energy; Keegan Moyer, Principal, Energy Strategies; and Arne Olson, Senior Partner, Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)

How to Plan for the Uncertainties

    Moderator: Crystal Ball, Deputy Director, Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee
    Panelists: Garrett Cole, Principal Power Supply, GDS Associates; Lea Fisher, Senior Project Manager, GDS Associates; Kirsten Gable, Organizational Leadership Practice Lead, Sapere Consulting; Ahlmahz Negash, Senior Power Analyst, Tacoma Power; and Ricky Bustamante, Manager of Transmission Planning, Bonneville Power Administration

 Lunch & Panel - The Never-Ending Story

    Moderator: Debra Smith, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Seattle City Light
    Panelists: Susan Ackerman, Director, Western Power Pool; Anita Decker, Governing Body, Western Energy Imbalance Market; and Steve Wright, Director, Southwest Power Pool

 Resource Considerations - Possibilities and Pricing

    Moderator: Jennifer Light, Director of Power Planning, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
    Panelists: Alison Hahn, Director of Nuclear Reactor Deployment, U.S. Department of Energy; Sashwat Roy, Technology and Policy Manager, Renewable Northwest; Ryan Egerdahl, Risk Manager, Bonneville Power Administration; and Michael Deen, Policy Director, Public Power Council

 Does an Organized Market Change Your Needs?

    Moderator: Paul Dockery, Power Manager, Clatskanie PUD
    Panelists: Joanie Teofilo, CEO, The Energy Authority; and Randy Howard, General Manager, Northern California Power Agency

 Closing remarks

5-6:30 p.m. Networking reception

    Featuring a game by Public Power Underground

Conference Schedule:

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time, and the conference will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a hosted reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Lunch and breaks will be provided.

Conference Location:

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 281-2500
Room Rate: $129 single/double
Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than 11/23/2022, to secure this room rate.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (EXTENDED TO 11/30/2022): $290
Utility Member Standard: $365

Associate Member Early Bird (EXTENDED TO 11/30/2022): $360
Associate Member Standard: $438

Non-member Early Bird (EXTENDED TO 11/30/2022): $580
Non-member Standard: $655


Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.


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Cancellation Policies:

For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact Gail Patterson, Registrar, via email, Gail@nwppa.org, or call (360) 816-1450. 

Safety Measures:

As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols. Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.