2011 Schedule

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Sunday, September 11

Ongoing afternoon activities (please arrange on your own)
Rent a kayak on Hood Canal
Enjoy the Alderbrook Spa
Hike, bike or swim

11:30 am – 11:45 am tee times
Golf at the Alderbrook Golf Club
(reservations required)

2 pm – 4:45 pm
Conference Registration

5 pm – 7 pm
Sunset Cruise: Drinks & Appetizers Aboard the Lady Alderbrook
(registration required)

8 pm – 10 pm
Beach Campfire with S’mores

Monday, September 12

8:00 am – ongoing
Sponsor Display Area Open

8:30 am – 9:15 am
NIPPC Board Meeting
(members only)

9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Conference Registration

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Special Seminar hosted by Platinum Sponsor Versify:
Compliance Management: Challenges, Risks and New Approaches

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Box Lunch
(pre-order required)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Special Seminar hosted by Platinum Sponsor K&L Gates:
Environmental Redispatch and the Fight for Comparable, Non-discriminatory and Non-preferential BPA Service

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Break before Opening Conference Session

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Perspectives: Choosing Futures for the West
Moderator: Malcolm McLellan, Van Ness Feldman

Kimberly Harris, President & CEO, Puget Sound Energy
Cheryl LaFleur, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Elliot Mainzer, Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy, Bonneville Power Administration

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Perspectives: Regulatory Approaches for the West
Moderator: Karen McGaffey, Perkins Coie

Pat Oshie, Commissioner, Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission
Steve Rodgers, Director of Tariffs & Market Development, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Lisa Schwartz, Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Break

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Platinum & Gold Sponsors’ Reception

(includes special presentation!)

7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Banquet Program

Vito Stagliano Excellence in Electricity Award
Awardee: Ray Baum, Former Chair and Member Oregon Public Utility Commission

Banquet Program Speaker
Branko Terzic, Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions
Introduction: Rick Colgan, Asset Manager West, Calpine; NIPPC President

Tuesday, September 13

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Full breakfast buffet

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Keynote Address
Eric Markell, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Puget Sound Energy

Introduction: Chris Best, Manager of Market Services, TransCanada

9:00 am – 10:15 am
Natural Gas: Game Changer?
Moderator: Tim McMahan, Stoel Rives

Ralph Cavanagh, Senior Attorney & Co-Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Sarah McCullough, Director of Government Affairs, Spectra Energy Transmission
Keith White, VP of Business Development & Energy Supply, NW Natural

10:15 am – 10:45 am
Coffee Break and Check Out

10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Transmission: Where’s the Progress?
Moderator: Harvey Spigal, K&L Gates

John Cupparo, Vice President, Transmission, Pacific Power
Paul Manson, President & CEO, SeaBreeze
Rohan Soulsby, Director of Export Transmission Development, Powerex
Henry Tilghman, Senior Consultant, Tilghman Associates

12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Luncheon Program

State of the Industry Address: Robert Kahn, Executive Director, NIPPC
Introduction: Dave Domansky, Bracewell & Giuliani

Luncheon speaker: Washington State Representative Jeff Morris
Introduction: Jim Waldo, Gordon Thomas Honeywell

2:00 pm
Conference adjourns