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Featured Session :: DG Revolution – Utility Perspectives

Two of the Pacific Northwest’s largest utilities have taken distributed generation and smart grid technologies to the next level: Avista with their recent installation of UET batteries at the SEL campus, and PGE with their Salem Smart Power Project. Both of these projects are in a class of their own and are improving our understanding of smart grid potentials.

Heather Rosentrater of Avista and Larry Bekkedahl of PGE will lead a discussion on the impact distributed generation and energy storage has had on their systems, planning, and customers, as well as taking a look at next steps for the Pacific Northwest.


Heather Rosentrater, Director of Engineering, Avista

Larry Bekkedahl, Vice President of Transmission and Distribution, PGE

Guest Speakers – The DG Revolution

Over the last few years the industry has seen a proliferation of energy generating assets and smart end-use applications- and this trend is accelerating. The edge of the energy grid is building out extensive amounts of intelligence and functionality as these distributed resources come online. There is no turning back from a future grid with more connected assets- on both the supply and demand side.

The featured session at this year’s meeting will examine the main drivers in this growing space, covering solar, energy storage, home & building energy management, and demand response. Grid operators and energy users in the NW have much to gain from a system with smart and resilient distributed energy resources.

Join us June 18th for this year’s annual meeting as we explore the Distributed Generation Revolution.

Jeff Gleeson, Nest Labs, Head of West Coast Energy Partnerships

Ardes Johnson, SolarWorld, VP of Sales and Marketing

Gabe Schwartz, Stem, Marketing Director

Meeting and Events Schedule

3:00 Optional Solar Manufacturing Tours

4:00 Annual Meeting

4:30 Keynote Session

5:30 State of Smart Grid in the NW and Board Elections

6:00 Networking and Event Ends

Ticket Options
– Voting Member (One per Company) [$25]
– Additional Member [$40]
– Additional Member 3 Pack [$100]
– Non-Member [$60]
– Non-Member 3 Pack [$150]
– Sponsor [$500]


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Please fill out this short member survey to help the team at SGNW plan the next year’s worth of initiatives and nominate board members:


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Many thanks to our Lead Sponsor Sensus! Sensus helps public service providers, including utilities and cities, reach farther by doing more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life. Learn more at sensus.com.



June 18, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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