NIPPC Annual Meeting

Going Back To The Future

September 13-15, 2020

COVID-19 Update

NIPPC is pleased to be launching our Annual Meeting website and registration.  We hope we will be able to convene in person at Alderbrook Resort & Spa as we have for many years.  If we are unable to do so we will switch to an online event on the same dates in September.

Our plan will be to preserve as much of the program as possible, including our panel discussions, keynote addresses and networking opportunities.

We will continue to watch COVID-19 developments and provide updates as the situation evolves.

If you are able to join us in person, please register soon, as we have already delayed our launch by two months.  If you are only able to attend an online event, please contact Fibi Duke at  We will add you to our webinar mailing list and contact you if we switch to a virtual conference or decide to run a hybrid event that broadcasts some sessions live.

Conference Program

Now in our 17th year, the NIPPC Annual Meeting is the Northwest’s premier energy policy conference, bringing together key players from across the energy industry to debate the policy issues that matter most.

The power industry is facing unprecedented change. NIPPC acts as a facilitator and a problem solver, with a clear voice on ongoing competitive power issues, as well as the larger structural changes happening in the market.

Our annual Alderbrook conference brings all of this together, as we spend two days creatively exploring the issues facing the power sector.  Our conference has a reputation for frank and meaningful dialogue, all in a beautiful setting.

Register today and join in the conversation with the shapers of national and regional energy policy including:

    • Elliot Mainzer, Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration
    • Richard Glick, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    • Steven Wellner, Director, OEMR Division of Electric Power Regulation-West, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    • Mark Rothleder, Vice President, Market Policy and Performance, California Independent System Operator
    • Julien Dumoulin-Smith, Head of US Power, Utilities, & Alt Energy, Bank of America
    • Travis Kavulla, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, NRG Energy
    • Steve Wright, General Manager, Chelan County PUD
    • Sarah Edmonds, Director of Transmission and Market Services, Portland General Electric
    • David Mills, Sr. VP, Policy & Energy Supply, Puget Sound Energy

(partial list – see full schedule)

Meeting Fees and Registration 

The cost to attend the conference includes the full two-day in-person event running from Sunday afternoon, September 13 until mid-morning on Tuesday, September 15.  Hotel accommodations are not included and reservations should be made directly with Alderbrook Resort (see below).

If the ongoing COVID-19 situation forces us to switch the conference to an online event, you will receive a full refund minus a $250 fee to attend the meeting as a webinar.

Meeting Fees June-July   August  September
NIPPC Members $1,100 $1,450 $1,650
IPP/Utility $1,700 $1,950 $2,150
Industry Colleagues/     Silver Sponsors $2,500 $2,500 $3,000
Government $750 $850 $950
Banquet Guest $75 $75 $75

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 select a higher level for greater exposure to meeting attendees.  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 206-855-5815.

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 a key to effectively achieving your professional 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 206-855-5815 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 August 14th. All lodge rooms are $159 per night, and all cottages are $259 (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 the end of July, so please book early.