Last Year's Schedule

Conference Program Annual Meeting 2022

Sunday, September 11

Alderbrook lobby

Conference registration

Members only

NIPPC Annual Board Meeting


  • Spencer Gray, Executive Director, NIPPC

Armchair Discussion

Julien Dumoulin Smith, Head of US Power, Utilities, & Alt. Energy, Bank of America 

Moderator: Spencer Gray, NIPPC

Opening Reception

No host bar.

Firepit marshmallow roast

Informal gathering for all guests on the waterfront lawn.

Monday, September 12

Continental breakfast

Special Presentation

Tax Policy and Opportunities in the Inflation Reduction Act

Russell Sullivan, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Special Seminar

Offshore Wind: Nuts, Bolts, and the Pacific

Ankur Tohan, Partner
K&L Gates

Shannon Souza, Policy Director
Pacific Ocean Energy Trust

Elizabeth Crouse, Partner
K&L Gates


Panel 1

Tomorrowland: Day-Ahead Markets and RTO Stopovers

  • Bruce Rew, Senior VP, Operations, Southwest Power Pool
  • Mark Rothleder, Senior VP and COO, California ISO
  • Mary Wiencke, Executive Director, Public Generating Pool

Moderator: Jennifer Mersing, K&L Gates

Luncheon Address

BPA Update

  • John Hairston, Administrator & CEO, Bonneville Power Administration

Panel 2

Uneasy Fit: Decarbonization and Energy Markets

  • Gabriel Aguilera, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Energy Market regulation – West, FERC
  • Representative Pam Marsh, Oregon House of Representatives
  • Ann Rendahl, Commissioner, Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission

Moderator: Clare Breidenich, Western Power Trading Forum

Panel 3

“Strung Along: True Transmission Tales”

  • Scott Bolton, Senior VP, Development, PacifiCorp
  • Mark Milburn, Senior VP, Project Development, LS Power
  • Jeff Wood, Senior VP, PowerBridge

Moderator: Megan Decker, Oregon Public Utility Commission

Beer Garden Reception

  • Hosted bar and appetizers.
  • All guests invited.

Banquet program

  • Monday evening dinner.
  • All attendees invited. Guests welcome.

Banquet Address

Keynote Speaker

  • Maria Pope, President & CEO, Portland General Electric


Evening Receptions

  • NIPPC’s unofficial after-parties, hosted by two of our sponsors.

Tuesday, September 13

Full Buffet Breakfast

Keynote Address

View from FERC

  • Rich Glick, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Panel 4

Needed “As Needed”: Capacity in the New West

  • Arne Olson, Senior Partner, Energy & Environmental Economics (E3)
  • Ryan Roy, Director of Technology, Modeling & Analytics, Western Power Pool
  • Jud Virden, Associate Laboratory Director, Energy and Environment, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Moderator: Ty Johnson, Bracewell, LLP

Closing Comments

  • Spencer Gray, Executive Director, Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition

Conference Adjourns

Please note: Conference program may be subject to change. Correct as of August 29, 2022.

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