Public Power Forum

Energy Northwest's annual Public Power Forum is an opportunity for public power member utilities to congregate and listen to speakers on regional and national energy events and issues; and discuss solutions to key challenges.

This year's forum was held on Oct. 26, 2017 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Wash.


Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017


Presenter: Sid Morrison, Energy Northwest Executive Board Chair

Opening Remarks
Presenter: Mark Reddemann, Energy Northwest

Session 1 (Keynote): Energy Disruptions: Aspirations vs. Realities
Presenter: Mark Mills, President, Digital Power Group
Session 1 Presentation (pdf)

Session 2: BPA Focus 2028 & Addressing the Discord Between Public Policy and Market Operations
Facilitator: Brent Ridge, Energy Northwest
Presenter: Elliot Mainzer, Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration
Presenter: Larry Makovich, Vice President and Senior Advisor, IHS Markit
Session 2 Presentation (pdf)

Session 3: Joint Action in California Markets
Ted Beatty, Director of Resource and Program Development, Southern California Public Power Authority
Session 3 Presentation (pdf)

Concluding Remarks

Presenter: Brent Ridge, Energy Northwest