GridFWD 2019 Keynote and Plenary Sessions Explore the Broadest Ideas and Impacts in Grid Modernization

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Tuesday october 8

8:30AM - The Path to Washington’s 100% RE Commitment

  • Sen. Reuven Carlyle, Environment, Energy & Technology Committee Chairman, State of Washington

  • Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Environment & Energy Committee chairman, State of Washington

9:00AM - Aligning Modernization Efforts to Overall Utility Strategy

  • John Haarlow, CEO and GM, Snohomish County PUD

  • Jackie Flowers, CEO, Tacoma Public Utilities

  • Debra Smith, GM & CEO, Seattle City Light

945AM - Capturing the Promise of Electrification 

  • Emeka Anyanwu, Energy Innovation & Resources Officer, Seattle CIty Light

  • John McFarland, Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, Portland General Electric

3:30PM - Digital Strategy and Innovation Applied

  • Gabe Mika, Manager Digital Strategy & Innovation, Sempra Utilities

3:30PM - Lessons from Alberta

  • Mark Kolesar, Chair, Alberta Utilities Commission

5:10PM - Avoiding Death by Pilot

  • Josh Gould, Utility of the Future, ConEd

5:30PM - Positive Energy Buildings Powering the Grid

  • Andres Carvallo, CEO and Founder, CMG

5:50pm - Google Deep Mind and AI for Deep Decarbonization

  • Juliet Rothenberg, DeepMind Product Manager, Google


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Wednesday october 9

8:45AM - Deep Decarbonization and the Role of Modernization

  • Elta Kolo, Research Manager/Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie

  • Mary Kipp, President, Puget Sound Energy

9:30AM - Models that Embrace the Best Solutions

  • Brien Sheahan, Chair, Illinois Commerce Commission

  • Herman Trabish, Contributing Editor, Utility Dive

1:45PM - Lessons from Public Power on Deep Modernization

  • Anita Decker, Former Executive Director, NWPPA

  • Mark Johnson, GM, Flathead Electric

  • Lincoln Bleveans, AGM, Burbank Water and Power

  • Wade Troxell, Mayor, City of Ft Collins

Our keynote and plenary sessions will enjoy the superior comfort, lighting and acoustics of the Benaroya Hall Recital Hall.

Our keynote and plenary sessions will enjoy the superior comfort, lighting and acoustics of the Benaroya Hall Recital Hall.

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