Navigating the Change- What Next?

Join us for 26th Mid-C seminar, which will be held from, July 18-19, 2023 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Pre-conference events will be Tuesday, July 18 with the reception dinner at the Pybus Market downtown beginning at 5 pm, and other optional golf and wine tasting. The conference will be Wednesday, July 19, 9 am to 5 pm.

Keynote Speaker: Randall Rischard, President of Key policy initiatives that could shape the future of the grid: An overview of state and federal regulation and legislation that could speed or slow clean energy developmentKeynote Speaker


Full Rate: $695 USD

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Agenda – July 19 – Day 2

Time (PDT)Topics
8:30 amContinental Breakfast
9:00 amOpening Remarks
Doug Frazier, Horsepower Consulting, Bill Dearing, Dearing Consulting
9:15 amKeynote Speaker
Randy Rischard, President, , “Overview of Policy Initiatives that could impact Clean Energy Development“
9:45 amKris Raper, Vice President, Strategic Engagement and External Affairs, Western Electricity Coordinating Council, “The Changing Grid: Can Standards Evolve Fast Enough, and with Distributed Energy Reach Far Enough to Ensure Reliability?” 
10:15 amScott Miller, Executive Director, Western Power Trading Forum, “Western Markets Update”
10:45 amBreak
11:00 amJohn Ollis, Manager of Power Planning and Analysis, Northwest Power and Conservation Council, “Electrification- What Does it Mean for Power Planning and Operations”
11:30 amPanel on Hydrogen and the Hydrogen Hub:
Gary Ivory, General Manager, Douglas County PUD, “Update on DCPUD Hydrogen Project and NW Hydrogen Hub Initiative”
David Brown, Senior Principal and Co-Founder, Obsidian Renewables, “Hydrogen and Renewables in Oregon”  
12:15 pmLunch
12:35 pmLuncheon Speaker:   Mary Wiencke, Executive Director, PGP, “Update on Carbon and Cap and Trade”
1:05 pmPanel Discussion: New Resources, moderated by Valerie Barros, BrightNight Power:
Erik Steimle, Vice President, Rye Development, Update on Pumped Storage Projects
Jason Herbert, Senior Director for External Strategy & New Nuclear Development, Energy Northwest, “Update on Modular Nuclear Technology
Shannon Souza, President, Oregon Coast Energy Alliance Network, “Offshore Wind Development”
Ted Beatty, Executive Director, Renewable Origination, NextEra Energy Resources, “The State of Wind and Solar Development
Valerie Barros VP, Origination, BrightNight Power, “Chasing the ATC CFE (Around-the-Clock Carbon-Free-Energy) Dream (without hydro)”
3:00 pmShort Break
3:05 pmPanel discussion: New Markets with updates on future market design, potential seams issues, transmission, resource adequacy, and greenhouse gas attribution including:
Antoine Lucas, Vice President, Southwest Power Pool
Milos Bosanac, Regional Markets Sector Manager, Market Infrastructure Policy, CAISO
Rebecca Sexton, Director of Strategic Engagement and Communications, Western Power Pool
Mark Holman, Managing Director- Power, Powerex
Mike Linn, Director, Market Analytics, Public Power Council
5:00 pmWrap up and Close