June 7 -8, 2017: 14th Annual Energy Conference

  • Annual Energy Conference
    June 7, 2017 - June 8, 2017
    11:00 am - 4:30 pm


14th Annual Energy Conference
June 7 – 8, 2017






























Wednesday, June  7:

11:00 a.m. Networking Activities

Golf – Hike – Brew Tour – Painting with Vine Gogh

4:45 p.m. Reception Check-in

5:00 p.m. Opening Reception

6:15 p.m. Dinner, Keynote and Book Signing (Purchase book through registration or bring your own)
***  Gary Sernovitz, Author, “The Green and The Black” – Confirmed ***

Thursday, June 8:

7:00 a.m. Hot Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Dan Kirschner, NWGA- Ed Finklea, NWIGU – John Carr, ICNU

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

Natural Gas Fundamentals – Confirmed
Josh McCall, BP, Fundamental Analytics Director

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

Policy and Legal Implications of the “New” Washington, DC– Confirmed
Van Ness Feldman

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

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

4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Attire: Business Casual

Skamania Lodge: Discounted rates are $152, plus lodge fees and taxes for a forest view room and $172, plus lodge fees and taxes for a river view room. The Lodge now has a 5-day cancellation policy; Cancellation 5 days prior to arrival or fee of 1-night room, tax and resort fee charged; Guarantee Policy- All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card at time of booking, 1-night room, resort fee & tax deposit required; Resort Fee – fee permits access to Waterleaf Spa’s pool, hot tub and & fitness center, self-parking, WIFI usage.  The lodge is currently SOLD OUTfor the night of June 8, you may request to be put on the waitlist.

Reservations are available now by contacting the Lodge 1-800-221-7117 and let them you are attending the Annual Energy Conference. Make online using the code 1XW46U.


Please choose only one networking activity; these events run concurrently. See below for descriptions and associated fees. You will be contacted by staff via email to confirm and complete registration.

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. $80 per person.

FullSizeRender[6]Hike: We have planned a hike for you in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Bring your hiking boots, water bottles, and cameras! Boxed lunch, beverages, and snacks are supplied. 2016’s group took a tour of Bonneville Dam. $50 per person.

FullSizeRender[9]Brewery Tour: The Columbia Gorge is home to some of the greatest brews and spirits with Hood River being a cornerstone of Oregon’s beer culture. Come along and sample some of the region’s best beers. $50 per person.

IMG_5215[1]Vine Gogh Painting: Join us for lunch, wine, and painting. The instructors specialize in helping those who have never even thought of painting before. You will be walked step by step through the whole process from a blank canvas to finished painting. You’ll be taught how to hold the brush, mix colors, and apply the paint. 2016’s group painted Hood River Happy Hour. $50 per person.

Refund, less $50 fee, will be given up to May 26, 2017. After that date, we have already confirmed headcounts and committed to your cost of attendance. We are happy to allow substitutions by calling 503.344.6637.

Continuing Education Credits: Attorneys (Oregon and Washington) can earn CLEs for the attendance at the annual energy conference.

Who is attending?

 Lawrence Acker — Van Ness Feldman LLP  Judy Adair — Northwest Gas Association  Paula Allen — United Energy Trading  Ronald Amen — Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC  Dana Anderson — Avista  Darren Anderson — Idaho Power  Mckenzie Avenetti — SUPREME PERLITE COMPANY  Nick Avenetti — Supreme Perlite Company  Graham Bailey — NORPAC  Keith Barnhart — Shell Energy North America  Beth Beatty — Cost Management Services, Inc.  Walter Bennett — Williams Northwest Pipeline  Tim Boyd — The TSB Group  Edward Brewer — Williams Northwest Pipeline  John Campion — PSE  John Carr — Industrial Customers of Northwest Utilities  Nick Caumanns — Cascadia Energy Ltd  Ed Coghlan — ON Semiconductor  Becky Coughlin — IGI/BP  Robert Cox — Kapstone Paper  Lynn Dahlberg — Williams Northwest Pipeline  Charles Deister — Jordan Cove LNG  Cynthia Des Brisay — FortisBC  Bill Donahue — Puget Sound Energy  Candice Engel — TransCanada  Ralph Epling — IGI Resources, a BP Energy Company  Carl Fink — Blue Planet Law  Grant Forsyth — Avista Corp.  Kelly Francone — Energy Strategies  Ken Fuhr — Independent Energy Consultants(BC)  Laren Gertsch — Williams Northwest Pipeline  Rich Greenwell — Cost Management Services, Inc  Sara Grigsby — SUPREME PERLITE COMPANY  Scott Gutting — Energy Strategies  Jena Hackett — International Paper  Steve Harper — Noble Gas & Power  David Hawk — E2A  Kim Heiting — NW Natural  Nancy Holbrook — IGI Resources, Inc.  Chris Horn — Columbia Steel Casting Co.  Jason Johns — Stoel Rives LLP  Scott Johnson — NW Natural  Cheryl Jones — Southern Cross Corp  Nick Kaiser — Nippon Dynawave Packaging Co.  Andreas Kammereck — Golder Associates Inc.  Patrick Keys — TransCanada Pipelines  Alan Kiraly — SUPREME PERLITE COMPANY  Michele Kvam — Puget Sound Energy, Inc.  Mary Lang — FortisBC  Nancy Lange — NW Natural  Scott Madison — Intermountain Gas Company  Dave Madsen — Williams Northwest Pipeline  Daniel Mangeac — IGI Resources, INC.  Bruce Martin — WestRock Tacoma  Eric Martin — Stoel Rives LLP  Eric Martuscelli — Cascade Natural Gas Corporation  Jawad Masud — TransCanada  Mary McCordic — Shell Energy North America (Canada) Inc.  Timothy McMahan — STOEL RIVES LLP  George Minter — SoCalGas  Jerry Mishler — Supreme Perlite Company  Jody Morehouse — Avista  Bob Morman — Cascade Natural Gas - MDU  Kirby Morrow — Absolute Energy  Thomas Pardee — Avista Corp  Justin Pino — United Energy Trading  Rob Platt — United Energy Trading  Jassi Randhawa — FortisBC  Connor Reiten — NWGA  Clay Riding — Northwest Innovation Works  Thad Roth — Energy Trust of Oregon  Shan Rowbotham — City of Ellensburg  Dave Santen — NW Natural  Randy Schultz — IGI Resources, Inc.  Robert Schuster — FortisBC  Eric Scott — Avista Corporation  Trudy Slagle — Lamb Weston  Derrick Smith — MacKay Sposito  Buddy Stanavich — City of Ellensburg  Mark Steele — Norpac Foods  Ashleigh Stewart — Boeing  Ashley Stowkowy — TransCanada  Ashley Stowkowy — TransCanada  Don Sturtevant — Simplot  Dennis Swanson — FortisBC  David Swenson — Intermountain Gas Company  Gary Venz — Williams Northwest Pipeline  Fred Weisberg — Weisberg Law Corporation  Jay White — TransCanada  Rusty Williams — BP  Brian Wood — Nippon Dynawave Packaging Co.
Price Qty
General Rate (includes dinner)show details + $350.00 (USD)  
Government Rate (includes dinner)show details + $275.00 (USD)  
Member Rate (includes dinner)show details + $265.00 (USD)  
2017 Sponsors (sponsors only)show details + $350.00 (USD)  
June 7 DINNER Guests Onlyshow details + $75.00 (USD)  
The Green and The Black Book Purchaseshow details + $28.00 (USD)  
Golf Networking - Scrambleshow details + $80.00 (USD)  
Brewery Tourshow details + $50.00 (USD)  
Hike - Rain or Shineshow details + $50.00 (USD)  
Painting - Vine Goghshow details + $50.00 (USD)  

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