How growing energy efficiency, clean energy and off-grid
options are changing our electricity world
NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference features
engrossing panels and noted speakers
Nov. 8-9 in Seattle
The Fall 2013 NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference is just over a week away! Seattle’s Crowne Plaza Hotel will be the site for a crucial exploration the changing role of electric utilities.
On Friday, Nov. 8, an impressive list of panels and speakers will examine how all communities can thrive as energy efficiency, the smart grid and lower-cost local power tempt consumers off the grid. Saturday attendees will join an exclusive tour of the world’s greenest commercial building, the Bullitt Center.
Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chair nominee Ron Binz will set up the weekend with his Friday morning keynote address, “What does the clean energy future hold for today’s electric utilities?” Ensuing sessions will address our changing energy landscape:
- In the first panel, leaders of Bonneville Power Administration, Seattle City Light, Portland General Electric, Emerald People’s Utility District and Puget Sound Energy will consider how utilities can thrive as consumers increase their grid independence.
- Panel 2 features noted clean energy innovators discussing what clean energy technologies have to offer both utilities and consumers. Tom Starrs of SunPower Corp. will follow on that with his after-lunch featured presentation, “The Inevitability of Technology.”
- State/local government officials and others involved in utility regulation will look at how our regulatory model needs to change and who will make those changes happen.
- Finally, a panel of clean energy and environmental advocates will assess the costs and benefits associated with a decentralized power system that protects both consumers and wildlife.
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See the sidebar for lodging and additional conference details.
Please join us on Friday evening, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m., for dinner, drinks and good cheer to support the NW Energy Coalition and celebrate executive director Sara Patton’s 20th Anniversary with the Coalition. Come prepared to laugh your socks off!
On Nov. 8, 1993, Sara Patton left Seattle City Light to take the helm of the Northwest’s foremost clean energy alliance. Twenty years to the day later, on Nov. 8, 2013, we’ll come together to celebrate – with gratitude and humor — Sara’s two glorious decades as executive director for the NW Energy Coalition!
For more information about the event, table captain opportunities, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lilah Steece at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 621–0094.