14th Annual Energy Conference
June 7 – 8, 2017 – Post Conference

Continuing Education Credits: The CLEs are being applied for and if acceptance is received attorneys (Oregon and Washington) can earn CLEs for the attendance at the annual energy conference. If you missed signing up for credits, send your information to Tyler Pepple at Davison Van Cleve PC.

Wednesday, June  7, 2017:

11:00 a.m. Networking Activities

Golf – Hike – Brew Tour – Painting with Vine Gogh

Opening Reception
Dinner, Keynote and Book Signing
Gary Sernovitz, Author, How do we Judge Fracking?

Thursday, June 8, 2017:

Regional Economic Outlook
Grant Forsyth, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Avista Corporation

Natural Gas Fundamentals
Josh McCall, BP, Fundamental Analytics Director

Strategies for Energy Purchasing
Gayle McCutchan, Vice President, Calpine Energy Solutions

Washington vs Washington, D.C. 
Mona Tandon, Bryn Karaus, and Brent Carson, Van Ness Feldman

Challenges and Opportunities for Natural Gas in a Decarbonized Economy
George Minter, Regional Vice President, External Affairs and Environmental Strategy, SoCal Gas

The Promise of Renewable Natural Gas
Johannes D. Escudero, CEO and Executive Director, The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas

Cost of Electrification – Jeff Burks – Energy Strategies

Perspectives on the Future of Natural Gas: A Panel Discussion
Fred Huette, Senior Policy Associate, NW Energy Coalition
Stewart Muir, Executive Director, Resource Works 

Conference Wrap Up
Dan Kirschner, NWGA- Ed Finklea, NWIGU – John Carr, ICNU


We offered several networking options again this year.

Golf: The Skamania golf course is par 70 with an 18-hole course putting green. Foursomes will be arranged to make groups equal. Golf scramble rules apply. Boxed lunch and beverages are available before you tee off.


Hike: The group had a fantastic hike in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.




Brewery Tour: The Columbia Gorge is home to many breweries and distilleries as part of Oregon’s beer culture.




Vine Gogh Painting: The group created this loveable bear together with step by step instructions with Vine Gogh. There was time to get to know the painters and share some laughs.