Progress and Challenges in the Western Energy Markets

The 25th Annual Mid-C Seminar | This year’s program will be focusing on progress and challenges in the western energy markets. Finally back in person after cancelling in 2020 and virtual in 2021!

We will be hosting pre-conference activities and networking events the day before on Tuesday, July 12. There is the choice of a wine tasting lunch or golf at the Highlander Golf Course. The seminar officially kicks off at 5 pm on Tuesday with at outdoor dinner and networking at beautiful Ohme Gardens just north of downtown Wenatchee. All three pre-conference events are at locations overlooking the beautiful Columbia River.

Virtual Keynote Speaker

Chairman Richard Glick,
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Chairman Richard Glick was named by President Biden to be Chairman of the Federal Regulatory Commission on January 21, 2021 and is serving a Commission term that ends June 30, 2022. He has recently been re-nominated for another term on the Commission.

  Keynote Speaker

As one of the longest running energy seminars, we understand that attendees need less theory and more thought leadership, strategy, and execution. One of the ways in which Mid-C is unique is that it is peer-led.


Time (PDT)Session
8:30 amContinental Breakfast
9:00 amOpening Remarks – Doug Frazier, Horsepower Consulting, Bill Dearing, Dearing Consulting, and Aiman El-Ramly, ZE PowerGroup, Inc.
9:15 amRenewable Energy Update  – Panel moderated by Jessica Johnson, Origination, Environmental Products, Shell Energy North America; Panel: Mike Ashley, Apya Power. Sean Yovan, Innergex, Ricky Davis, Clearway, Scott Kringen, Avangrid Renewables
1015 amUpdate on Carbon in State Programs and Energy Markets in the WECC  – Clare Breidenich, Aciem Consulting and Western Power Trading Forum, Damian Irizarry Director, West Power Origination, Uniper Global Commodities North America
1100 amBreak
1115 am Panel on Transmission: Progress (or lack of it) on Transmission in the WECC, Malcolm McLellan, Esq. , Partner, Van Ness Feldman, LLP, – Large Scale Renewables Off Grid, David W. Brown, Senior Principal and co-founder, Obsidian Renewables,
1145 amThe Mid-C Seminar at 25- a review, plus update on Columbia River Treaty
Bill Dearing, Co-founder of Mid-C Seminar,
1200 pmVirtual Keynote Session –  Overview of the Changing Industry
Richard Glick, Chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
1230 pmLunch
1245 pmCrypto Loads & Trends: Past, Present, & Future
Malachi Salcido, Founder and CEO, Salcido Enterprises
1:15 pmNew Markets and Options Panel  – Updates on EIM and Day Ahead Markets, Steven Johnson, Principal Operations Specialist, Southwest Power Pool and Greg Cook, Executive Director, Market and Infrastructure Policy, California ISO   – Western Regional Adequacy Program, Rebecca Sexton, Director of Reliability Programs, Western Power Pool,
2:00 pmUnder Pressure: Mid-C and West Power Markets Update 
-Amy Gasca, Managing Editor Global Power Pricing, Grace Parker, Electric Pricing Analyst, S&P Global Commodity Insights
2:45 pmFast Start Pricing in Organized Markets
– Michael Linn, Director, Market Analytics, Public Power Council and Mark Holman,  Managing Director, Power, Powerex
3:15 pmBreak
3:30 pmSatellite Technology in War and Weather
– Chris Hyde, Director Sales |Meteorologist, Maxar
4:00 pmCommentary and Wrap-up
–  Aiman El-Ramly, Chief Business Officer, ZE PowerGroup Inc.

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