Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 Seattle: A State and Local Dialogue Agenda


A State and Local Dialogue: Seattle, WA

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Perkins Coie, 1201 3rd Ave #4900

8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks

Jorge Carrasco, General Manager & CEO, Seattle City Light

9:15 a.m. Keynote Remarks

Judi Greenwald, Deputy Director for Climate, Environment, and Energy Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy

9:30 a.m. Keynote Remarks

Dow Constantine, King County Executive, King County

9:40 a.m.




Panel 1: Energy Productivity’s Role in the Changing Power Grid

Judi Greenwald, Deputy Director for Climate, Environment and Energy Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy

Michael Atkinson, Vice President of Alstom Grid North America, Alstom

Kimberly J. Harris, President and CEO, Puget Sound Energy

Jeffrey Burleson, Vice President, Systems Planning, Southern Company

10:30 a.m. Networking Break (snacks and drinks)
10:50 a.m.




Panel 2: Driving Energy Productivity through Technological Innovation and Consumer Decision-making

Susan Betcher, Partner and Co-Chair, Clean Technology Practice, Perkins Coie

Matt O’Keefe, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Western North America, Opower

Brian Young, Director of Economic Development for the Clean Technology Sector

Dr. Liesel Hans, Economist, Electricity Markets and Policy Group at LBNL

11:40 a.m. Keynote Remarks

David Danner, Chairman, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

12:00 p.m. Lunch & Networking Break
12:30 p.m.



Panel 3: Public Perspectives on Doubling Energy Productivity in the Northwest

Susan Stratton, Executive Director, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Michael O’Brian, Councilmember, Seattle City Council
Tony Usibelli, Director of the Washington State Energy Office, Washington State Department of Commerce

1:20 p.m.



Bottom Line Dialogue: Technology Pathways to an Energy Productive Power Portfolio

Deborah Wince-Smith, President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness

Dr. Jud Virden, Associate Lab Director for the Energy and Environment Directorate, PNNL

Jim West, Assistant General Manager, Snohomish County Public Utility District

1:50 p.m. Closing Remarks

Deborah Wince-Smith, President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness

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