Welcome to the 18th Annual Energy Conference

Thursday, June 10, 2021 

8:00 a.m.
Welcome

Regional Economic Outlook
Grant Forysth, Ph.D., Cheif Economist, Avista

Natural Gas Market Fundamentals
Josh McCall, Lead Market Strategist, GPTA, BP

2021 NW Power Plan Update
Ben Kujala, Director of Power Planning, NW Power and Conservation Council

Keynote:
A Reliable, Affordable, & Clean Energy Future
Moderator: Teresa Acosta, Sales Director, Calpine Energy Solutions
Amy Andryszak, President/CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
Timothy Egan, President & CEO, Canadian Gas Association
Marty Durbin, President, Global Energy Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Karen Harbert, President & CEO, American Gas Association

Renewable Hydrogen: Opportunities and Obstacles
David Brown, Senior Principal & Co-Founder, Obsidian Renewables
Ken Dragoon, Director of Hydrogen Development, Obsidian Renewables

Embracing the Future
Moderator: Camilo Amezquita, Vice President & General Manager, Williams NW Pipeline
David Anderson, President & CEO, NW Natural
Mary Kipp, President & CEO, Puget Sound Energy
Nicole Kivisto, President & CEO, Montana-Dakota Utilities
Jason Thackston, Senior Vice President,  Avista Corp.

Virtual Networking

We won’t let COVID stop us from networking! Enjoy this unique opportunity to connect with your colleagues and industry leaders. We will set up virtual tables you can join and also give you an opportunity to visit our sponsor booths.

4:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks