The Executive Planning Committee (EPC) is a distinctive group of senior energy leaders who meet annually to bridge the strategic vision of the WEI Board of Directors and Board Committees, with content and planning for individual programs. The EPC’s efforts culminate over two days, where they meet with their respective business sections of Gas Operations, Electric Operations, Customer Connections and Corporate Services, to address common issues across member organizations. Attendees work together on how to best combine efforts and leverage resources into creating educational track content at both the Customer + Corporate Symposium and the Operations Conference.
Member: $399 USD
Registration prices increase $100 after April 29, 2019. Registration includes all materials and associated meals at the conference. Guest tickets are available for $100 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Service Company Committee Meeting
Open to all service company member attendees to discuss membership and ongoing committee business.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Welcome to the Executive Planning Committee Meeting
WEI welcomes the 2019 Executive Planning Committee and outlines the goals for the meeting.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Reveal of WEI's 2020 Theme
Speaker(s): Booga Gilbertson, Senior Vice President, Operations, Puget Sound Energy
The 2020 WEI Annual Theme will be provided by our incoming Chair of the Board of Directors. Committee members will engage in the discussion on what the theme means for the industry and WEI and will use the theme to influence the planning throughout the meeting.
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Breakouts for Executive Hot Topics
During this session each of the four functional areas (Customer, Corporate Services, Electric Ops, Gas Ops) break out in separate rooms to discuss strategic issues facing their organizations. With the new theme in mind, EPC members will exchange their own expertise to gain a deeper understanding of common opportunities and challenges. The top issues identified by this roundtable will spring board the EPC into the second day.
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Hosted Networking Reception + Dinner
Onsite at The Porter Hotel.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Navigating the Energy Transformation
Speaker(s): Jan Vrins, Global Energy Practice Leader, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Emerging opportunities to capture new customer and stakeholder value.
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
9:10 AM - 9:20 AM
WEI Programs Overview
WEI staff overviews opportunities for involvement and explains different meeting structures and phrases.
9:20 AM - 11:15 AM
Breakout Sessions Continued
Building from the previous day, the groups will recap their identified issues and opportunities and turn their attention to building recommended tracks for the two large conferences. Members will lay out topic suggestions for each track area and clearly articulate the specific target audiences. Finally, we will identify commitments for Program Development Team Members and Mentors to participate in the August Planning meeting.
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Customer + Corporate and Operations Conference Overview
We now combine the Customer and Corporate Services teams together in one room and the Electric Operations and Gas Operations in another room to look at the big picture for each conference, with the following objectives:
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch and Report Outs
The leadership for each conference will provide a full report out on the work done by the committee and the overall structure for moving forward.
Please contact the hotel directly at (503) 306-4800 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $189 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until April 29, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.