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The Grid Forward community is active across a wide range of objectives, topics, activities… and events. The events calendar below is a curated collection of the events we see that have the most interest and participation among the grid modernization organizations in our region. If you know an event we should be featuring, please send a note to David Smith.
Presented jointly by the CleanTech Alliance and the Northwest Environmental Business Council, this unique event connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities. In 2019, join us in exploring the nexus of energy, climate change, and the region’s economy with more than 400 industry leaders and policymakers from across the Northwest. The Energy Leadership Summit will provide an unmatched forum for learning, networking, and business development in the Northwest.Find out more »
This fall’s conference will feature keynote speaker Alison Silverstein, energy system expert and principal author of the 2018 Department of Energy study that found the retirements of coal-fired and nuclear power plants are not compromising the resilience and reliability of the electric grid. Leaders from some of the Northwest’s largest utilities will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Bonneville Power Administration. Expert panelists will explore a new vision for the Northwest electric system in which the integration of emerging customer-side…Find out more »
gridCONNEXT convenes world-class experts to explore and unleash market innovations enabling the transition to a modern 21st century grid. With the rapid adoption of cost-competitive clean energy, energy storage, and electrified transportation – along with new business and regulatory models supporting resiliency, zero-carbon resources, and customer choice – this event offers an unprecedented opportunity to connect with key stakeholders and explore what’s next in the utility sector.Find out more »
The profound threat and costs of fire within our region continues to grow. We are witnessing escalating wildland fire behavior; increasing risks to utility crews and responders; significant loss of homes and property; dramatic growth in suppression costs; rising post-fire impacts; and continued injuries and loss of lives. With public power being thrust into the spotlight, those within the utility sector must act now to avert future disasters and stem the fiery tide. This conference will provide a forum unlike…Find out more »
DISTRIBUTECH International is the leading annual transmission and distribution event that addresses technologies used to move electricity from the power plant through the transmission and distribution systems to the meter and inside the home. The conference and exhibition offer information, products and services related to electricity delivery automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, communications technologies, cyber security, water utility technology and more.Find out more »
Intersolar North America is the premier solar event that connects innovators and decision makers in the solar + energy storage industry. With a dynamic exhibition floor and robust conference program, Intersolar North America provides business-to-business professionals a platform to advance business, expand education, and drive networking.Find out more »
The Northwest Hydroelectric Association is pleased to invite members and guests to join us at the 2020 Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Seattle, WA. This year's program takes a deep dive into subjects that are important to the hydropower industry in the Northwest. The board selected the theme to be #NWHYDRO as we talk about how we communicate around hydro, what the next generation of hydro looks like, how the industry is handling cybersecurity/connectivity, and how to…Find out more »
Power & Energy Automation Conference This year's program is Advancing the Grid: Data to Automation to Resilience. In addition, this year's Energy Systems Innovation Center (ESIC) 2020 Summit is on March 5 from 8 am – 1:30 pm and its theme is GRID RESILIENCE: The Intersection of the Utility Business Model, Regulatory Policy, and Incident Response. Speakers include Commissioners from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.Find out more »
The Hawai’i Energy Conference brings together regional and national experts on energy policy, strategies, leadership and innovation. The 2020 Conference will explore the timely issues of beneficial electrification and the design of an equitable energy transition. Participants will take a deep dive into how electrification can be “beneficial”. As more functions are served by electricity, demand for electricity will rise. This opens pathways for more deployment of renewable generation, which supports the sort of ambitious decarbonization goals that state legislatures…Find out more »