This program provides utility and service company employees a broader understanding of how the electric utility industry works, and a better awareness of their own roles within their organizations. Participants gain a broader comprehension of critical issues affecting the electric industry, and the interaction between utilities and their stakeholders. Curriculum for this program is modular and can be expanded, contracted or modified to address specific organizational needs. The program is opened twice annually for individual registrations and is regularly hosted by WEI member companies to provide a unique, individualized training experience for their employees.
Western Energy Institute
700 Multnomah Street
Third Floor, Conference Rooms A and B
Portland, OR 97232
Who Should Attend
Whether your organization has employees who are new to the electric utility industry, individuals who could benefit from business acumen associated with their field, or a need for participation in a forum focused around contemporary topics affecting the energy industry – WEI encourages you to contribute and learn.
After January 28, 2016 the Member price increases $100 and the Regular price increases $200. Registration fee includes meeting materials, student workbook, course instruction, and follow up with WEI Program Manager after the course. Catered lunch and snacks through the day provided.
For more information contact Eric Christenson, Senior Program Manager at 971.230.6984.
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Students share their utility industry background and define expectations for key deliverables throughout the day.
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Module 1: Basics of Electricity
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Module 2: Western North American Energy Markets
10:45 AM -11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Module 3: How Utilities Make Money
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Module 4: Generation Choice
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Module 5: Customer Engagement
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Module 6: Emerging Issues
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Q&A and Wrap-Up
We circle back to the original expectations of student to ensure that expectations are met.
Several hotel options in the area are within a few blocks of the Congress Center, including the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, the Heathman, The Paramount Hotel, Hotel Rose, and The Nines. Check out hotel consolidator web sites for the best available options.