Final Touches are Being Made to the Annual Energy Conference

On June 9-10, we will proudly present the 13th Annual Energy Conference at Skamania Lodge. As always, we have a terrific group of sponsors and speakers lined up, and look forward to continuing to discuss the current events and the future of energy in the Northwest. 

We are pleased to confirm our Keynote Speakers as:

John Horvick, Vice President & Political Director, DHM Research

Pat Reiten, President and CEO, PacifiCorp Transmission

We are have put together a great agenda with returning top rated speakers Grant Forsyth Ph.D., Avista, with the Regional Economic Outlook and Josh McCall, BP, with Natural Gas Fundamentals. We will hear from Tom Karier, NWPCC, on the Insights from the 7th Power Plan, Brad Christensen, Noble Americas Energy Solutions, Best Practices in Energy Commodity Risk Management, Updates on Methanol and LNG Projects, with Clay Riding, NW Innovation Works and Chuck Deister, Pioneer Group LLC.

Where’s carbon policy headed? We will hear about Oregon’s Carbon Policy Direction from Sen. Lee Beyer, Oregon, and Washington’s Carbon Policy Direction from State Rep. Jeff Morris, Washington (invited). Jeff Burks, Energy Strategies, will discuss the Potential Impacts of Washington’s Carbon Rule. Van Ness Feldman’s Emily Pitlick Mallen, Molly Lawrence, and Mona Tandon will discuss the Challenges in Developing Major Project Developments.

In addition to providing a lineup of energy leaders from around the region, we also provide attendees with the opportunity to get to know each other better, while taking part in one of our fun networking activities. For attendees who opt to sign up for our networking activities, you can participate in one of four options for your activity:

  • An 18-hole golf scramble at the challenging Skamania Lodge Golf Course.
  • A guided hike through the Columbia River Gorge.
  • A tour through some of Hood River’s best breweries and distilleries.
  • An instructor-led painting fueled by liquid courage and lunch taught by Vine Gogh Painting.

To see our most current agenda, click here or head over to the events tab. As always, please feel free to call us at 503-344-6637 if you have any questions about the event, or to find out more about sponsorship opportunities!

Jeff Burks to Present on Economic Impacts of the Potential Washington Carbon Rule

We are excited to have Jeff Burks on hand to discuss the implementation of Washington’s Clean Air rule and the requirement for 35 or more covered firms to reduce GHG emissions. This not only has important economic implications for the covered firms but will potentially impact the cost of energy, economic output, and jobs of the entire Washington State economy. Using IMPLAN I-O model. Energy Strategies economists have constructed a 536 sector model of the Washington state economy to evaluate the economic impact of the Clean Air rule. Burks will be presenting the preliminary results of Energy Strategies’ economic impact analysis of the proposed rule. Register for the Annual Energy Conference to hear Burks presentation.