2019 Annual Energy Conference

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

11:15 a.m. Networking Activities – Optional

  • Golf Scramble
  • Hiking
  • Spirits Tour (one brew, one wine, one distillery)
  • Paint with Vine Gogh

4:45 p.m.      Reception Check-In

5 p.m.           Opening Reception

6 p.m.           Conference Dinner

7:00 p.m.     Keynote Address: Alex Epstein, Author of “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels”
                       Introduced by Platinum Sponsor, Jeff Bush, VP, Calpine Energy Solutions

Thursday, June 6, 2019



8:00 a.m.



Opening Remarks
John Carr, AWEC Executive Director
Ed Finklea, AWEC Director of Natural Gas
Dan Kirschner, NWGA Executive Director

 Regional Economic Outlook
 Grant Forsyth, Chief Economist, Avista Corporation
Natural Gas Fundamentals
Josh McCall, Fundamental Analytics Director, BP
Deep Decarbonization in the Pacific Northwest
 Ryan Bracken, Principal Economist, NW Natural
 Natural Gas: Essential for a Lower Carbon Energy Future
Dena Wiggins, President, Natural Gas Supply Association
 Climate and Climate Change Impacts in the Pacific Northwest
Dr. Amy Snover, Director, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington
 Implementing Energy Policies: Regulatory Perspectives
 David Morton, Chair, BCUC (B.C.)
Megan Decker, Chair, OPUC (OR)
David Danner, Chair, WUTC (WA)
 Energy Policies: Opportunities and Challenges
 Scott Madison, Executive VP, MDU Utilities (Cascade/Intermountain)
Dave Roberston, filled in for Maria Pope, President and CEO, Portland General