Progress and Challenges in the Western Energy Markets

Join us for 24th Mid-C seminar, which will be held from July 12-13, 2021. 

Register for this conference and listen to our keynote speaker, The Honorable Allison Clements, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), followed by virtual wine tasting and networking. Wine tasting registration is due on June 25!

Early Bird Rate: $149 USD

Full Rate: $299 USD

Register by June 25for wine tasting

Toll-free: 1-541- 419-6600
Email: media@midcseminar.com


Special Keynote Session

Changes on the Horizon – Zeroing in on Clean Energy, Climate Change and Federal Regulation

The Honorable Allison Clements, Commissioner,
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Aiman

Our Organizers and Co-organizer

 

 

Doug Frazier HorsePower Consulting, Mid-C Founder

 

Bill Dearing CEO Dearing Consulting, Mid-C Founder

 

Aiman El-Ramly
Chief Business Officer,
Co-organizer,
ZE  PowerGroup Inc.

Our Speakers and Moderators

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Gasca, Managing
Editor, NA-European Power,
S&P Global Platts

 

 

Chris Hyde
Director, Meteorologist, Maxar

 

 

Ben Perry
Team Lead,
Tesla Inc.

 

 

 

Debra Smith
CEO,
Seattle City Light

 

 

Steve Wright
CEO,
Chelan PUD

 

 

Cliff Rose
Product Manager,
Yes Energy

 

 

 

Gary Ivory
CEO,
Douglas County PUD

 

 

Plus hear from these speakers

  • Elliot Mainzer, CEO. California Independent System Operator
  • Scott Miller, Executive Director, Western Power Trading Forum,
  • Clare Breidenich, Chair, Carbon and Clean Energy Committee, WPTF
  • Ken Peterson, Retired, Chair of the Board of BC Hydro, CEO of Powerex
  • Branden Sudduth, ‎Vice President, Reliability Planning and Performance Analysis, Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)
  • Gregg Carrington, COO, Northwest Power Pool
  • Kevin Nordt, CEO, Grant County PUD,
  • Jason Thackston, Senior Vice President Resources, Avista Energy plan
  • Joel Cook, COO, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Roman Kramarchuk, Head of Future Energy Analytics, S&P Global Platts
  • Scott Corwin, Northwest Public Power Association, moderator
  • Frank Afrangi, CEO, Northwest Power Pool
  • Dave Warren, The Warren Group, LLC
  • Morris Greenberg, Senior Manager – N. America Power Analytics, S&P Global Platts

 

 

Agenda

July 12 – Day 1  12:30pm – 3:30pm (PT) 

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm   Registration and joining the event
1:00 pm – 1:10 pm   Welcome and Intoduction
– Doug Frazier CEO, Horsepower Consulting, Mid C Founder
– Bill Dearing, CEO Dearing Consulting, Mid C Founder
– Aiman El-Ramly, Chief Business Officer, ZE PowerGroup as facilitator
1:10 pm – 1:40 pm   Keynote Session
Changes on the Horizon Zeroing on Climate: Clean Energy Change, and Federal Regulation
– The Honorable Allison Clements, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
1:40 pm – 2:10 pm   Western Power – Changing Fuel Mix Transformation of Power Supply and Impacts Pricing
Amy Gasca, Managing Editor, North American-European Power
2:10 pm – 2:40 pm   Sponsor Presentations
– Chris Hyde, Director, Meteorologist, Maxar: Lack of Hydro in West and the Fire Monitoring Connection
– Ben Perry, Team Lead, Tesla Inc.: Approaches to Forecasting Power Demand During Extreme Weather
2:40 pm – 3:30 pm   Networking and Wine Tasting
Move around Remo to meet colleagues in virtual rooms and visit virtual sponsor tables. Do not forget to stand up and stretch

 

July 13 – Day 2  9:00am – 4:30pm (PT) 

9:00am – 9:20am   Opening remarks and setting the stage for a post COVID North American Energy Market
– Doug Frazier, CEO, Horsepower Consulting, Mid C Founder
– Bill Dearing, CEO Dearing Consulting, Mid C Founder
– Aiman El-Ramly, Chief Business Officer, ZE PowerGroup as facilitator
9:20am – 9:50am   Keynote address
– Elliot Mainzer, CEO, California Independent System Operator
9:50am – 10:40am   CEO Roundtable, Moderated by Scott Corwin, NWPPA:
Regional CEOs share their views of the western energy markets and the prevailing uncertainty in demand and supply, the renewable shift and electrification. Thereafter they will convene together in a CEO Roundtable to debate and align their respective views.
– Debra Smith, CEO, Seattle City Light,
– Steve Wright, CEO, Chelan PUD
– Joel Cook, COO, Bonneville Power Administration
10:40am – 10:50am   Break
10:50pm – 11:30pm   Market Keynotes
Market experts provide their individual perspective on energy market dynamics and regional resource adequacy and the market continues to evolve. They will then come together in the Market Roundtable to challenge market assumptions and debate the potential trends and price behavior into the near, mid and long term.
– Scott Miller, CEO, Western Power Trading Forum,
– Clare Breidenich, Chair, Carbon and Clean Energy Committee, WPTF
– Morris Greenberg, Senior Manager – N. America Power Analytics, S&P Global Platts
11:30pm – 11:45pm   Market Round table:
– Moderated by Platts – Roman Kramarchuk, Head Future Energy Analytics, S&P Global Platts
11:45pm – 12:00pm   Lunch
12:00pm – 12:50pm   Operational and planning professionals present on their areas of expertise describing the challenges associated in maintaining complex integrated energy markets. The additional challenges of meeting regulatory requirement and the energy transition will be important points of focus. Our experts will come together to compare and contrast the perspectives in the Operations and Planning Roundtable.
– Ken Peterson, Retired, Chair of the Board of BC Hydro, CEO of Powerex
– Branden Sudduth, ‎Vice President, Reliability Planning and Performance Analysis, Western Energy Coordinating Council (WECC)
– Gregg Carrington, COO, Northwest Power Pool
12:50pm – 1:15pm   Operations and Planning Round table:
– Moderated by Frank Afrangi, CEO, Northwest Power Pool
1:15pm – 1:30pm   Break
1:30pm – 1:45pm   Sponsor Presentation
– Cliff Rose, Product Manager, Yes Energy, Using FERC Data to Uncover Pricing Trends in WECC
1:45pm – 2:30pm   Energy Transition Keynotes
These keynote speakers will explore the current and pending energy transition as they see it in implementation and using specific use cases. Technologies being explored include Douglas Counties Hydrogen demonstration project, Grant County small nuclear and Avista’s clean projects. Then they will come together to debate the merits and challenges associated with different technologies in the Energy Transition Roundtable.
– Gary Ivory, CEO of Douglas County PUD
– Kevin Nordt, CEO, Grant County PUD
– Jason Thackston, Senior Vice President Resources, Avista Energy plan
2:30pm – 3:00pm   Energy Transition Round table:
– Moderated by Dave Warren, The Warren Group, LLC
3:00pm – 3:15pm   Break
3:15pm – 3:45pm   Conference Wrap UP
– Aiman El-Ramly, Chief Business Officer at ZE PowerGroup presents his traditional irreverent Mid-C Seminar including his market views and commentary on the day’s speakers.
3:45pm – 4:00pm   – Doug Frazier, Bill Dearing and Aiman El-Ramly close the conference and announce dates for the 25th annual Mid-C Seminar