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  • 1. Smarter Policy
    for a Smarter Grid
    The First Smart Grid OregonPublic Policy Conference
    November 9, 2010
    World Trade Center, Portland Oregon
  • 2. Welcome
    The aim of this first Smart Grid Oregon Public Policy Conference is to help public and utility officials, regulators, legislators, city and county governments and other stakeholders in Oregon and the Region gain a better understanding of the Smart Grid and policy decisions that will need to be addressed in the coming years.
  • 3. Conference Sponsors
  • 4. Morning Program
    08:30 - 09:30 AMWelcome and Keynote:  Public Policy in Context: Where are we Today and Where are we Going?
    Keynote speaker: Roy Hemmingway
    past Chair - Oregon PUC
    past member - Northwest Power Planning Council,
    Energy Advisor to three governors
    09:30 - 10:30 AMThe Federal Government Electric System Agenda and its Impact on State and Local Public Policy
    10:30 - 11:00 AM Networking break
    11:00 - 12:00 PMOther Regional Smart Grid Investments, EcoDistricts and Microgrids
  • 5. Lunchtime Keynote Talk
    12:00 - 01:30 PMReshaping Public Policy for the New Age of Electricity
    Keynote speaker: Kurt Yeager
    past president and CEO - Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    currently - Executive Director of the Galvin Electricity Initiative
  • 6. Afternoon Program
    01:30 - 02:30 PM The Pacific Northwest Regional Smart Grid Demonstration Project: National Visibility and Public Policy Implications.
    02:30 - 03:30 PMWhat Can we Learn from other States
    03:30 - 04:00 PM Networking Break
    04:00 - 05:00 PMBPA Initiatives and Their Impacts on State and Local Policy
    05:00 - 05:30 PMIntroduction to Smart Grid Oregon's Public Policy Agenda and Wrap-up
    05:30 - 06:30 PMReception For Everyone – no host bar
  • 7. A Smarter Grid
    The smart grid is the application and networking of technologies and strategies to make our electricity and energy distribution systems more reliable, more efficient, and less costly.
  • 8. A Smarter Grid
    The smart grid empowers consumers to actively manage their energy use, and allows the optimal integration and use of conservation and renewable energy resources to reduce fossil fuel reliance and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • 9. A Smarter Grid
    The smart grid is the "brain" at the center of Oregon's energy future.
  • 10. Smart Grid Elements
  • 11. Implementation Factors
    The Electrical Power Research Institute estimates that the implementation of smart-grid advances could reduce electricity usage by more than 4 percent by 2030, resulting in cost savings of $20.4 billion for U.S. businesses and residents.
    In October 2009 about 100 private firms, utilities, manufacturers, municipalities and other partners received the Smart Grid Investment Grants from the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • 12. Smart Grid Markets
  • 13. The SGO mission
    Smart Grid Oregon is dedicated to making Oregon a leader in the implementation of Smart Grid technologies and in supporting companies that build and market Smart Grid products and services.
  • 14. Advocacy & Public Policy
    Smart Grid Oregon will work with smart grid stakeholders to craft and advocate for effective public policies that promote and grow Oregon’s smart grid industry and infrastructure.
  • 15. Business Promotion
    Through informational events, conferences, and other forums, Smart Grid Oregon will be a catalyst for smart grid entrepreneurs and leaders to meet, interact, compare notes, and work together to grow.
  • 16. SGO Board of Directors
    Lisa Adatto Climate Solutions
    Joe Barra Portland General Electric
    George Beard Portland State University
    Angus Duncan Bonneville Environmental Foundation
    Tom Foley PowerMand
    Robert Frisbee Oregon Sustainability Center
    Roy Hemmingway
    Mike Hoffman Battelle
    Michael Jung Silver Springs Network 
    Phil Keisling SGO Board Chairman
    James Mater Quality Logic
    Roby Roberts Horizon Wind
    Dexter Turner Optimization Technologies               
    Carolyn Vogt Lane Powell PC
    Bryce Yonker Software Association of Oregon
  • 17. Conference Committee Volunteers
    James Mater, Co-Chair
    Roger Hicks, Co-Chair
    Roger Tobin
    Sue Walsh
    Jen Memhard
    Ashley Henry
    Todd Bauman
    David Van’t Hof
    Debra Bristow
    Tom Foley
  • 18. Join us
    Become a member of Smart Grid Oregon now.
    Actively participate in timely and important discussions to help drive new Smart Grid  friendly policies and business opportunities.
    Directly influence and shape key policy decisions affecting the Smart Grid, at the local, state and federal levels.
    Meet and network with key decision-makers and potential business partners.
    Help raise awareness, visibility, and support among citizens, elected officials and key business leaders for Smart Grid initiatives that benefit all of us.
  • 19. Thank You For Attending
    We hope you enjoy the conference