Upcoming Events

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Announcing our Fall 2015 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference keynote speaker: Dr. Nancy E. Ryan

Dr. Ryan will tell us how vehicle electrification can advance our clean energy future and howe to realize the promised benefits of reduced emissions and greater energy efficiency. An economist with more than two decades of experience, she previously held high-level appointed positions at the California Public Utilities Commission, guiding development of policies in electric transportation, renewable energy, smart grid, energy storage, and long-term planning and procurement.

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Send us your nominees for the annual 4 Under Forty honors!

Join us December 3 to celebrate our 4 Under Forty honorees during our Awards Gala. Know an up and coming energy leader that is working to ensure a clean and affordable energy future? Nominate them today! Deadline for submissions is Oct. 9, 2015.

Event: Citizens' Utility Board's policy conference (10/23/15 in Portland, OR)

The CUB Policy Center is pleased to announce its fifth annual policy conference, Utility 2025: Building the Northwest’s Energy Future. Imagine it is the year 2025. The Conference will explore the challenges and opportunities that NW utilities face in the coming decade. The program is specifically designed to educate utility analysts, policy analysts, attorneys, industry professionals, stakeholders, and others working in and around the energy industry.

Event: AWEA State Wind Energy Forum (9/9/15 in Bozeman, MT)

The forum agenda is designed to appeal to a broad array of Montana wind stakeholders, including landowners, county officials, rural bankers, agricultural producers, policy makers, manufacturers, developers, educators, researchers, advocates, utilities, economic development specialists, energy specialists, government officials, analysts, and regulatory personnel.

Event: BPA webinar/brainstorming session on how it can support utility weatherization programs after October 2015 (7/9/15)

As a result of the RTF’s recalibration of the SEEM modeling tool, weatherization measures both savings and payments will be significantly reduced on October 1st, 2015. Several customers have contacted BPA program staff to provide input and suggestions on how to manage through this change, but they would like to hear from more of their customers.

Event: BPA webinar on its new energy efficiency marketing portal (6/30/15)

BPA’s Energy Efficiency Marketing Portal will allow utility customers and their partners to customize efficiency marketing materials with their own logo, contact info, copy and imagery and download a print ready file for use in their own territories.

Job: Berkely Lab seeking Energy Efficiency Program Manger

This Energy Efficiency Program Manger interacts with research scientists, project team members, and external customers to achieve program success. The position requires general knowledge of program management principles and skills, such as program planning, budgeting, and scheduling and computer-based spreadsheet and report generation tools to perform the work. This person will manage, lead, develop and conduct energy efficiency research and technical assistance activities within the EMP Group, with guidance from the Energy Efficiency Team Leader.

Job: Oregon Department of Energy seeking Energy Technology & Policy Manager

The purpose of this position is to provide supervision and management to a team of professional experts that conduct technical and policy analysis of energy supply and demand and implement projects to encourage the growth of renewable energy, alternative fuels, energy efficiency, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved resiliency of the state’s energy system. The position provides leadership in the development and implementation of policy, strategic planning, long and short range plans, goals and objectives consistent with the agency’s mission.

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Spring conference to feature panel on the needs and costs for new transmission

Please join us for the NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, May 29-30 in Boise. A panel of experts will address the needs and costs of the Boardman to Hemingway and Gateway West transmission lines. These high-voltage transmission lines currently slated for construction in Idaho aim to improve reliability, handle a higher load and incorporate additional renewable energy sources. Opponents question whether the lines are needed and if the costs are justifiable. This panel will address the needs and opportunity costs associated with the construction of these two transmission lines.

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NWEC spring conference to feature world-renown energy consultant Aimee Christensen

The CEO of Sun Valley, Idaho-based Christensen Global Strategies, Aimée Christensen has two decades’ experience in policy, law, investment and philanthropy with the U.S. Department of Energy, World Bank, Baker & McKenzie and others. She guided Google’s first climate and energy initiatives, negotiated the first bilateral climate change agreements and wrote the first university endowment investment policy on climate change (Stanford University, 1999).