Mid-C Seminar 2018:   "Markets and Reliability Coordinators- Changing Fast"

Program- click HERE for a PDF file:

8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Opening Remarks, Doug Frazier, Horsepower Consulting, and Bill Dearing, Dearing Consulting

9:20 AM Keynote: Ken Peterson, Executive Chair of the Board, BC Hydro, "Public Power and Hydro- Not Done Yet"

9:50 AM Michael Bailey, Senior Engineer, WECC, "WECC Gas-Electric Interface Study" -What does the increased reliance on gas mean for electric system power supply risk?

10:20 AM Break

10:40 AM Aiman El-Ramly, Chief Strategy Officer, ZE Power Group, "Using Data to Understand Market Trends and Dynamics"S

11:10 AM Arne Olson, Senior Partner, Energy+Environmental Economics (E3), "Pacific Northwest Low Carbon Scenario Analysis", Achieving Least Cost Carbon Emission Reduction

11:40 AM Maury Galbraith, Executive Director, Western Interstate Energy Board, "Multiple Reliability Coordinators- Moving forward or backward on reliability?"

12:10 Lunch

12:40 PM - Luncheon Speaker- Malachi Salcido, CEO, Salcido Enterprises, Wenatchee, "Bitcoin and Blockchain- where is it headed?"

1:30 PM Kevin Nordt, General Manager, Grant County PUD No. 2, "The Challenge of Bitcoin Loads"

2:15 PM Scott Miller, Executive Director, Western Power Trading Forum, "Competitive View of the Changing Western Market Landscape"

2:45 Break

3:00 PM Christopher Hyde, Meteorologist and Director of Marketing and Sales, Radiant Solutions and Michael Goodman, VP North America, Tesla, "Quantifying Risk: Probablistic Weather and Load Forecasting"

3:30 PM Louis Szablya, Principal, Smart Grid Consultants, "Price Based Demand Response- A Case Study"

4:00 PM Aiman El-Ramly, Chief Strategy Officer, ZE Power Group, "Commentary and Wrap-up"