2018 OPUDA Annual Conference

Challenging OPUDA members to acknowledge major industry changes occurring in the next 5–10 years and consider policy responses.

Hosted by Emerald PUD
September 19 – 20, 2018 | Springfield, OR
Holiday Inn

We hope to see you there!

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS 2018 SPONSORS!

 

MEGAWATT
Special Districts Association of Oregon
General Pacific, Inc.

KILOWATT
Macpherson, Gintner & Diaz
Piper Jaffray & Co.

WATT
Northwest Public Power Association

CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR
The Romain Group LLC

MEAL SPONSORS
EES Consulting
The Energy Authority
Cable Huston

 

Conference Attendees:

Registration Deadline: September 12, 2018. Last Day to Cancel and Receive Refund: September 10, 2017.
Golf Registration Deadline: September 12, 2018.

$345 registration fee includes all meals and conference events for one participant and his/her significant other if they attend. (Pre-conference events are excluded). Dinner-only tickets to the Thursday, September 20 dinner are $55 per person.

Conference Agenda

Pre-Conference Events
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

9 a.m.  2 p.m.          Board and Spouse Activities

3 – 5 p.m.                  Conference Registration at Hotel

6 – 7:30 p.m.           Conference Reception – Saginaw Vineyard
Special Guests: Richard Devlin & Ted Ferrioli, Northwest Power and Conservation Council

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:15 – 8 a.m.            Conference Registration

8 a.m.                         Welcome/Housekeeping
Kevin Parrish, OPUDA President
Scott Coe, Emerald PUD General Manager

8:10 – 8:55 a.m.     Lessons We Can Learn From Past Monopolistic Upheavals
Julie Ryan, Aether Advisors

9 – 9:45 a.m.             Facing the Competition: Utility Industry Disrupters
Dan Orzech, Oregon Clean Power Co-Op
Jonas Didzbalis, Shift Clean Energy (invited)

9:45 – 10 a.m.           Break

10 – 10:45 a.m.         How to Respond: Forming Customer Partnerships
Thomas Elzinga, Consumers Power Inc. Retail Store
Pat Keegan, Collaborative Efficiency

11 – 11:45 a.m.           How to Respond: Behind the Meter Opportunities
Tom Kerber, Director of IoT Strategy / Park Associates

noon – 1:20 p.m.       Lunch and Speakers: Cap and Trade
The Honorable Lee Beyer, Oregon State Senate
Wendy Gerlitz, NW Energy Coalition
Shehzad Wadalawala, The Energy Authority

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.       Taking Control: Future Power Supply Options
Jeff Atkinson, Energy West
Avangrid (invited)
The Energy Authority (TEA)

2:45 – 3 p.m.               Break

3 – 4:10 p.m.              BPA’s Value Proposition
Elliot Mainzer, BPA

4:20 – 4:45 p.m.        Future of EVs
Jeff Allen, Forth
Jessica D. Reichers, Oregon Dept. of Energy

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.         Test Drive Electric Vehicles
Zach Henkin, Forth

6 p.m.                           Dinner and Entertainment: Looking Back to Move Forward
Kerry Tymchuck, Oregon Historical Society

 Registration materials and more information to follow.

2018 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

To become a 2018 conference sponsor, please visit www.cvent.com/d/ftqh0d

Download the OPUDA 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities flyer.

GIGAWATT – $2,500

The Gigawatt sponsorship level :

• Inclusion of your company’s logo gifts in gift bags
• Including inclusion of brochure in registration packet
• Recognition of sponsorship on OPUDA website
• Exhibitor table
• Name on conference banner
• Logo on conference banner
• Recognition as a sponsor at President’s Dinner
• Four complimentary conference registrations – includes one conference gift and registration packet per registrant

MEGAWATT – $1,500

The Megawatt sponsorship level:

• Inclusion of your company’s logo gifts in gift bags
• Including inclusion of brochure in registration packet
• Recognition of sponsorship on OPUDA website
• Exhibitor table
• Name on conference banner
• Logo on conference banner
• Two complimentary conference registrations – includes one conference gift and registration packet per registrant

KILOWATT – $1,000

The Kilowatt sponsorship level:

• Inclusion of your company’s logo gifts in gift bags
• Including inclusion of brochure in registration packet
• Recognition of sponsorship on OPUDA website
• Exhibitor table
• Name on conference banner
• One complimentary conference registrations – includes one conference gift and registration packet per registrant

WATT – $500

The Watt sponsorship level:

• Inclusion of your company’s logo gifts in gift bags
• Including inclusion of brochure in registration packet
• Recognition of sponsorship on OPUDA website

Questions? Call 503-375-8882 or email lleopard@sdao.com

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