Smart Grid Oregon Policy Conference Slideshow V3.2 11 8 10


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Smart Grid Oregon Policy Conference Slideshow V3.2 11 8 10

  1. 1. November 9, 2010 World Trade Center, Portland Oregon Smarter Policy for a Smarter Grid The First Smart Grid Oregon Public Policy Conference
  2. 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. 3. Conference Sponsors
  4. 4. Morning Program 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 and Microgrids
  5. 5. 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 Institute (EPRI) currently - Executive Director of the Galvin Electricity Initiative
  6. 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 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 Local Policy 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
  7. 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. 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. 9. A Smarter Grid The smart grid is the "brain" at the center of Oregon's energy future.
  10. 10. Smart Grid Elements
  11. 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. 12. Smart Grid Markets
  13. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 19. Thank You For Attending We hope you enjoy the conference