2011 Annual Meeting

Choosing Preferred Futures: Which Way West?

September 11-13, 2011

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Conference Program

NIPPC’s annual Alderbrook meeting offers two days of compelling informational sessions and quality interaction in a beautiful, intimate setting. Join your colleagues and meet the shapers of regional energy policy and resource development, including:

  • 2011 Attendees Ralph Cavanagh, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • John Cupparo, VP of Transmission, PacifiCorp
  • Kimberly Harris, President, Puget Sound Energy
  • Cheryl LaFleur, Commissioner, FERC
  • Elliot Mainzer, Executive VP for Corporate Strategy, BPA
  • Paul Manson, President & CEO, SeaBreeze
  • Jeff Morris, WA House of Representatives
  • Patrick Oshie, Commissioner, WUTC
  • Steve Rodgers, Director, Tariffs and Market Development – West, FERC
  • Lisa Schwartz, Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Branko Terzic, Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions
  • Henry Tilghman, Principal, Tilghman Associates
  • Keith White, Northwest Natural Gas Company
  • (partial list)

Banquet Speaker: Branko Terzic

We are delighted to announce that Branko Terzic, the Executive Director of Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions, will be our banquet speaker for the 2011 conference.

Branko Terzic is a former Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Commissioner on the State of Wisconsin Public Service Commission (WPSC) and Chairman, CEO and President of the holding company Yankee Energy System Inc and subsidiary Yankee Gas Services Company (Meriden, CT).

For additional information about former Commissioner Terzic and our other stellar presenters, please see the speakers page.

Registration Information

Please note that we have a new policy which requires consultants, attorneys, vendors and manufacturers to sponsor at least at the Silver level. This allows those participants to take advantage of the intimate venue, quality program, and networking opportunities that, together, make for a superb marketing environment. Registration at the Industry Colleague level therefore includes Silver Sponsorship. For more information, view the sponsorship details here. To sign up, contact the NIPPC office at (206) 624-1546.

Meeting Fees July & August
September 1
NIPPC Members $950 $1,150
IPPs and Utilities $1,250 $1,450
Industry Colleagues $2,500 $2,500
Government $850 $850


Networking Opportunities

The NIPPC Annual Meeting provides plenty of opportunities for networking & socializing. Whether you are an industry veteran or a newcomer to this exciting field, interaction with other independent power and utility professionals and regulators is key to advancing your business interests. With two receptions during the event, you’ll be sure to spend quality time with colleagues, both new and old.

Questions? Contact us at 206-624-1546 or at info @ nippcmeetings.org.

Hotel Reservations

The meeting is being held entirely at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union, Washington. It is a gorgeous spot and has been the home of our meeting for the last 8 years.

This year registration will be a one-stop shop including meeting fees, activities, and lodging at Alderbrook. PLEASE NOTE that Alderbrook is presently full and that NIPPC has established a waiting list for those who wish to stay there. We do expect some rooms to open up…Please DO NOT contact Alderbrook as NIPPC is handling accommodations at the Resort. You can join the Waiting List by clicking here.

Alternate lodging is currently available at the Little Creek Casino and Robin Hood Village nearby Alderbrook. Please visit the Accommodations page for more information. Meeting attendees should contact the Robin Hood or Little Creek Casino directly.