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

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Tuesday october 8

8:30AM - 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

9:15AM - Capturing the Promise of Electrification 

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

  • Ryan Popple, CEO, Proterra

TBD - Autonomous Vehicles and the Grid

  • Speaker to be announced

TBD - Digital Strategy and Innovation Applied

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

5:05PM - Avoiding Death by Pilot

  • Josh Gould, Utility of the Future, ConEd

TBD - Lessons from Alberta

  • Mark Kolesar, Chair, Alberta Utilities Commission

5:45pm - Google Deep Mind and AI for Deep Decarbonization

  • Juliet Rothenberg, DeepMind Product Manager, Google

TBD - Analytics in Practice

  • Speaker(s)  to be announced


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Wednesday october 9

8:30AM - Special Guest Keynote

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

  • Mary Kipp, CEO, El Paso Electric

  • Maria Pope, CEO, Portland General Electric

9:30AM - Models that Embrace the Best Solutions

  • Brien Sheahan, Chair, Illinois Commerce Commission

TBD - Modernization Lessons from Around the Globe

  • Bud Vos, CEO, Enbala with guests TBA

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

  • Anita Decker, Former Executive Director, NWPPA

  • 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.