NIPPC Annual Meeting

Creating Value in Challenging Times

October 7-9, 2018

Conference Program

The NIPPC Annual Meeting is a one-of-a-kind event.  Now in our 15th year, we are proud that we are one of the most anticipated events on the regional energy calendar. Known for raising hard questions and finding solutions, NIPPC’s Alderbrook Conference has become the venue for frank and meaningful dialogue, all in a beautiful setting.

We attract a wide cross-section of the regional energy community to creatively explore issues facing the power sector. Register today and join in the conversation with the shapers of national and regional energy policy including:

    • Ralph Cavanagh, Co-Director Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
    • Scott Corwin, Executive Director, Public Power Council
    • Megan Decker, Chair, Public Utility Commission of Oregon
    • Richard Glick, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    • Randy Hardy, Principal, Hardy Energy Associates
    • Travis Kavulla, Commissioner, Montana Public Services Commission
    • Andrew Ott, President & CEO, PJM Interconnection
    • John Prescott, Member, Western Energy Imbalance Market Governing Body
    • Steve Rodgers, Director, Division of Electric Power Regulation – West, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    • Mark Rothleder, Vice President of  Market Quality and Renewable Integration, California ISO
    • Ruchi Sadhir, Associate Director, Strategic Engagement & Development, Oregon Dept. of Energy

(partial list – see full schedule)

Lodging Update

As of August 28, Alderbrook is full.  We look forward to hosting everyone for the meeting but ask that new registrants find alternative accommodations.

There are two close-by alternatives which many attendees have stayed at in the past.

Please contact the Robin Hood Village which is a 10-minute walk away or Little Creek Casino which is a 20-minute drive.  See the Accommodations page for more details.

Banquet Speaker: Washington State Rep. Jeff Morris

Rep. Jeff Morris is recognized as a preeminent source of critical thought on policy issues in the public and private sectors in the areas of energy, critical infrastructure, technology and commercialization.

He’s been named one of the 13 most Tech Savvy Legislators in the United States by Governing Magazine, selected by his North American peers to lead two bi-partisan policy organizations, currently Co-Chairs the NCSL National Energy Task Force, co-founded Northwest Energy Angels (now Element 8) and created the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute.

Morris owns his own business, Energy Horizon Corporation, where his private sector work specializes in consulting with cleantech companies in commercializing their intellectual property as well as consulting on general energy projects.

Morris, a fourth-generation native of the San Juan Islands, represents Washington State’s 40th Legislative District.  He has served on the legislature since 1997.

Morris received NIPPC’s Vito Stagliano Award for Excellence in Electricity Power in 2008.

Registration Information

The Conference begins on Sunday afternoon with an opening program and reception, time to network, get acquainted and enjoy Hood Canal.  Monday is all business with a full day of panels and speeches culminating in our Awards Banquet that evening.  Tuesday morning features a keynote address and closing panel discussion. See the Schedule page for the full program.

Register at: or click the button above.

NOTE: Please use Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers or a smartphone when registering. There have been problems with Internet Explorer 11 accessing the Regonline site.

The rate for “Industry Colleagues” – consultants, attorneys, vendors and manufacturers – allows you to participate as a Silver Sponsor.  You can choose to be a Silver supporter or call us to select a higher level for greater exposure.  NIPPC is committed to maintaining the unique atmosphere of our event, ensuring that all attendees have quality networking time, while maintaining a balanced mix of industry professionals.  For more information, please contact Fibi Duke at or call the NIPPC office at 206-236-7200.

Meeting Fees   Sept 1 – Oct
NIPPC Members $1,450
IPP/Utility $1,975
Industry Colleagues/     Silver Sponsors $3,000
Government $950
Banquet Guest $150

Networking Opportunities

The NIPPC Annual Meeting provides plenty of opportunity for networking & socializing. Whether you are an industry veteran or a newcomer to this exciting field, interaction with  independent power professionals, utility executives and regulators is key to advancing your business interests. To make the most of your time at Alderbrook, our schedule includes activities from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday morning.  In addition to the conference sessions,  you can arrange breakout meeting with colleagues, new and old, at our beautiful venue on Hood Canal.

Questions? Contact us at 206-236-7200 or at

Hotel Reservations

The meeting is being held entirely at Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union, Washington. It is a gorgeous spot and has been the home of our meeting for over a decade. Alderbrook Resort is holding rooms at special discounted rates for conference registrants through September 7th. All lodge rooms are $155 per night, and all cottages are $255 (plus taxes). Please call the Resort directly to make a reservation at: 360-898-2145 and mention NIPPC. You cannot make online reservations for our blocked dates.

We require Conference registration in order to hold a room. See the Accommodations page for further details. Specific questions for Alderbrook, including extended stays, will be handled by our on-site Coordinator, Alicia. Her direct line is 360-898-5477. Note that Alderbrook typically fills up by August.