November 9, 2010
World Trade Center, Portland Oregon
for a Smarter Grid
The First Smart Grid Oregon
Public Policy Conference
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.
08:30 - 09:30 AM Welcome 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 AM The 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 PM Other Regional Smart Grid Investments, EcoDistricts
Lunchtime Keynote Talk
12:00 - 01:30 PM Reshaping Public Policy for the
New Age of Electricity
Keynote speaker: Kurt Yeager
past president and CEO - Electric Power Research
currently - Executive Director of the Galvin Electricity
01:30 - 02:30 PM The Pacific Northwest Regional Smart Grid
Demonstration Project: National Visibility and
Public Policy Implications.
02:30 - 03:30 PM What Can we Learn from other States
03:30 - 04:00 PM Networking Break
04:00 - 05:00 PM BPA Initiatives and Their Impacts on State and
05:00 - 05:30 PM Introduction to Smart Grid Oregon's Public Policy
Agenda and Wrap-up
05:30 - 06:30 PM Reception For Everyone – no host bar
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.
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.
A Smarter Grid
The smart grid is the
"brain" at the center of
Oregon's energy future.
The Electrical Power
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
SGO Board of Directors
Lisa Adatto Climate Solutions
Joe Barra Portland General
George Beard Portland State
Angus Duncan Bonneville
Tom Foley PowerMand
Robert Frisbee Oregon Sustainability
Mike Hoffman Battelle
Michael Jung Silver Springs
Phil Keisling SGO Board Chairman
James Mater Quality Logic
Roby Roberts Horizon Wind
Dexter Turner Optimization
Carolyn Vogt Lane Powell PC
Bryce Yonker Software Association
Conference Committee Volunteers
James Mater, Co-Chair
Roger Hicks, Co-Chair
David Van’t Hof
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.
Thank You For Attending
We hope you enjoy the conference