NIPPC Annual Meeting

September 12-14, 2021

“Power Together”

Planning is well underway for NIPPC’s 18th annual conference.  Given Covid-19 vaccination rates and state reopening plans, we anticipate that we will be able to convene in person at Alderbrook Resort in Union, WA, the long-time home of our event.

We continue to monitor the regulations governing group gatherings and will convert the meeting to a virtual event if necessary.  We will post updates here, so please check back when making your plans.

Currently (as of August 18th)  Alderbrook is fully open at 100% capacity.  This means groups can gather together, without social distancing.

Following Washington Governor, Jay Inslee’s latest mandates, mask wearing is required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status, when indoors, unless actively eating or drinking.

Mask wearing is also recommended outdoors when gathering in larger groups.

We are working with Alderbrook and will implement necessary measures to ensure the comfort and safety of our attendees.

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If you have been waiting to register, please go ahead and sign up soon, using the link below.

Conference Program

Now in our 18th 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 conference brings all of this together, as we spend two days creatively exploring the issues facing the power sector.

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

  • Rich Glick, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • John Hairston, Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Stefan Bird, President & CEO, Pacific Power
  • Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Washington State House of Representatives, 34th Legislative District
  • Megan Decker, Chair, Oregon Public Utility Commission
  • Michelle Manary, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Resilience Division, Office of Electricity,  U.S. Dept. of Energy

Topics we plan to cover include:

  • Resource Adequacy
  • Implementing carbon legislation
  • Market regionalization
  • Transmission development

Meeting Fees and Registration

The cost to attend the virtual conference includes both sessions on the mornings (Pacific time) of Monday September 14 and Tuesday, September 15.

The cost per person to attend the webinar is $250.

Meeting Fees
NIPPC appreciates the support of our sponsors who have committed to continue supporting us. We have decided that industry colleagues do not need to attend this year as sponsors but if you would like to help us underwrite this year’s program, or if you had already budgeted to do so, please contact Fibi Duke at or call 206-855-5815 for more information.

Meeting Fees and Registration

The fee to attend the meeting includes all conference sessions and networking events. Meals are included where indicated on the program. Room reservations and payment are made separately, directly with Alderbrook Resort. The conference fee does not include the cost of a room.

Meeting Fees Until July 15 July 16 - August 14 August 15 - September 10
NIPPC Members $1,110 $1,450 $1,650
IPPs / Utilities $1,700 $1,950 $2,150
Industry colleagues / Silver sponsors $2,500 $2,500 $3,000
Government $750 $850 $950
Banquet guest - for an additional spot at our award dinner $75 $75 $75

The rate for industry colleagues includes a Silver sponsorship. Click the link below for sponsorship package details or email for more information.

NIPPC appreciates the support of our sponsors, many of whom come back year after year. Our sponsors help underwrite the event and maintain NIPPC’s reputation for creating a first-class program.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Fibi Duke at or call 206-855-5815 for more information.


Regulations permitting, our meeting will be held at Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union, Washington. It is a gorgeous spot on the Hood Canal and has been the home of our meeting for over a decade.

Alderbrook is holding rooms at special discounted rates for conference registrants through August 12, 2021. All lodge rooms are $159 per night, and all cottages are $259 per night (plus taxes). Please call the resort directly to make a reservation at: 360-898-2145 and mention NIPPC. Note: you cannot make online reservations for our blocked dates.

Specific questions for Alderbrook, including extended stays and activities, will be handled by our on-site coordinator, Alicia. Her direct line is 360-898-5477.

Alderbrook typically fills up by the end of July so please book early.  Alderbrook has agreed that, if we need to switch the meeting to a virtual event, they will waive cancellation fees for reserved rooms, provided you notify them directly.

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Thank you to our Sponsors

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