- Annual Energy Conference
June 7, 2017 - June 8, 2017
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, June 7:
11:00 a.m. Networking Activities
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.
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.
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.
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.|
Venue: Skamania Lodge