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Monday, July 23 • 2:30pm - 4:45pm

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Shared Energy Economy - New approaches to delivering energy services
  • Curt Kirkeby, Technology Strategist, Avista
  • Michael Frank, Vice President, McKinstry
(Catalyst: Creating a Shared Energy Economy)

Energy Innovation and Research
  • Ronald B. Melton, Ph.D., Team Lead, Electricity Infrastructure Integration, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Electric power system technologies: software and battery storage)
  • Anurag K Srivastava, Associate Professor, Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab (SGDRIL), Washington State University
  • Nate Sandvig, Director, US Strategic Growth, National Grid Ventures
    • The Role of Utility-Scale Pumped Storage Hydropower in a Clean Energy Economy for the Pacific Northwest

Turning Waste into Energy: renewable natural gas
Moderated by Dan Kirschner, Executive Director, Northwest Gas Association
  • David Bennett, Director Communications and External Relations, FortisBC
  • Jim Jensen, Senior Bioenergy and Alternative Fuels Specialist, Washington State University
  • Evan Williams, President, Cambrian Energy; Chairman, The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas

Action Items and Discussion

Hosted by BP

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Dan Avery

Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy
Dan Avery is a senior renewable energy policy analyst with Oregon Department of Energy who workswith public and private interests to help advance renewable energy opportunities and their supportingpolicy.Dan believes that sustainability, in the social, economic and environmental sense... Read More →
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David Bennett

Director of Communications and External Relations, FortisBC
DAVID A. BENNETT is Director, Communications and External Relations, for FortisBC. He is responsible for all corporate and customer communications, government, municipal and aborigina lrelations. David has been involved in the oil and gas industry for over 20 years, holding positions... Read More →
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Michael Frank

Vice President of Engineering, McKinstry
Michael oversees all McKinstry engineering teams. He is passionate about designing for performance and is proud to work with and manage a team of amazing engineers who are also active participants in the communities in which they live and work. Over the course of his career, he’s... Read More →
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Jim Jensen

Senior Bioenergy and Alternative Fuels Specialist, Washington State University
Jim Jensen is Washington State University’s senior bioenergy and alternative fuels specialist. He conducts research and provides up-to-date information and technical assistance about bioenergy and alternative fuels and vehicles. Jensen supports federal and state agencies, local... Read More →
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Curt Kirkeby

Electrical Engineer, Avista Utilities
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Dan Kirschner

Executive Director, Northwest Gas Association
As Executive Director of the Northwest Gas Association (NWGA), Kirschner is an expert on natural gas in the Pacific Northwest. He works to foster understanding and informed decision-making on natural gas issues in the region. Prior to the NWGA, Kirschner worked in the Washington State... Read More →
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Ron Melton

Senior Power Systems Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Melton is the Team Lead for Electricity Infrastructure Integration, a Senior Power Systems Researcher and Project Manager in the Electricity Infrastructure Group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He is the Principal Investigator for the DOE Advanced Grid Research... Read More →
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Nate Sandvig

Director, US Strategic Growth, National Grid Ventures
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Anurag K. Srivastava

Associate Professor, Washington State University
Anurag K. Srivastava is an associate professor of electric power engineering at Washington State University and the director of the Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab (SGDRIL) within the Energy System Innovation Center (ESIC). He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical... Read More →
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Evan Williams

President, Cambrian Energy Developments
Evan Williams is responsible for the structuring of Cambrian’s energy projects.  In doing so, Evan works with landfill owners and energy customers and their legal counsel to arrive at agreements that reflect a fair sharing of both responsibilities and benefits.  These agreements... Read More →

Monday July 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:45pm AKDT
Maple Ballroom