2020 Annual Member Meeting

Our first virtual Annual Meeting took place on August 20. Thanks to the ~100 members who logged in!

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Grid Forward Members Celebrate 10 Years of Progress at Our Annual Meeting August 20

Grid Forward members came together on August 20 from 2-4pm for our first virtual annual meeting! We caught up on organization initiatives, elected board members, and recorded a live podcast with Audrey Zibelman, CEO of Australia Energy Market Operator.

We also announced our first Grid Innovation Award winners. Congratulations to Uplight, Portland General Electric and Terry Oliver.

Agenda

 
2:00pm Business Meeting – We will elect board members for extended and new terms of service on the Board of Directors. If you would like to nominate a candidate, please fill out the brief form here. Please nominate candidates by July 17th (use form below).
 
Additionally we will share updates on the organization as we are navigating these very unique times. We will highlight the portfolio of virtual areas we are now hosting to connect our community and help facilitate sharing of important information. We will also introduce the new members of our Expert Advisory Council who are helping provide guidance to the efforts and direction of the organization. 
 
3:00pm Grid Innovators Awards – Believe it or not, we started Smart Grid Oregon in the spring of 2010. As we celebrate a successful first decade, we’d like to highlight accomplishments in bringing grid innovation it into reality. We recognized two organizations and an individual who have made meaningful strides in accelerating grid innovation and bringing grid modernization to life in our region.
3:30pm – Live Podcast Recording with Audrey Zibelman, CEO of Australia Energy Market Operator

Bryce Yonker recorded a live discussion with Audrey about grid innovation in Australia and what lessons we can use here at home, in the next episode of our Grid Forward Chats podcast series. We took audience questions as well, so watch for an announcement of the episode being posted.

4:00pm Grid Forward Members Remote Social – Attendees had the chance to connect with other members (and non-members) through a number of virtual small groups to meet and discuss a current topic with each other. 

Members: Nominate a 2020 Board Member

Grid Forward invited members to nominate candidates for its Board of Directors for the 2020-2022 term.  A reminder that only members may nominate candidates for board positions, and all nominations should be completed online using this link.  Nominations should include: 

  • Your name as the person nominating a board candidate
  • The candidate’s name, position and organization
  • A brief statement outlining how this candidate contributes to the Grid Forward mission

Nominations to the Board closed July 17.  Thanks in advance for your submissions.