Monday, July 20, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PDT
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Nate Weigel 
Pacific NorthWest Economic Region 


Decarbonization, Resilience, and the Future of the Western Power Grid 

Join PNWER, NorthWestern Energy, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, and utility CEOs for an expert panel discussion and dialogue on the future of our western power grid and how we cultivate a more resilient energy infrastructure.


  • Moderator: Bob Rowe, President and CEO, NorthWestern Energy
  • Lisa Grow, President and CEO, IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power
  • Paul Browning, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
  • Maria Pope, President and CEO, Portland General Electric
  • Jason Thackston, Senior VP, Avista
  • David Bennett, Director of Communications, FortisBC

Questions to include:

  • How will the western region address the rapidly changing energy landscape (i.e. 1,000MWs reduction in the region’s power resources due to the closing on fossil fuel power plants, etc.)?
  • How can the region work together to develop viable solutions?
  • How do you see the need for large-scale energy storage?
  • What is the future of stored renewable hydrogen to support the region’s power to gas opportunity?