An integrated resource plan (IRP) isn’t just a plan; it’s an involved process with multiple evaluation criteria that helps to determine both short and long term load growth. Through a broad analysis of supply-side and customer service options, an integrated resource plan comes into fruition. IRP professionals gather for peer support of this process, and to better understand the challenges facing electric and natural gas providers in the Western North America. Designed as a mix of interactive roundtable discussions and information-rich presentations, forum participants address topics such as resource management, data analysis and modeling, and stakeholder engagement.
Directors, senior leaders and key organizational contributors who manage the aspects and objectives of their utility’s integrated resource plan are invited to attend. Service companies and special interests should contact WEI about involvement.
Member: $349 USD
Registration price increases $50 after September 15, 2017. Registration includes materials, hosted dinner on Monday, breakfast on Tuesday, and refreshments throughout the program. 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 - 1:00 PM
Registration + Check In
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Introductions + Opening Roundtable
Brief roundtable introducing all attendees. Attendees will be asked to share what their company's highest priority issues are.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Welcome to BC Hydro
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Energy Imbalance Market Expansion
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Power to Gas and Decarbonization
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hosted Networking Dinner
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast at BC Hydro
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Community Choice Aggregators: Risks and Opportunities
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Energy Futures Scenarios for IRPs
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Closing Comments and Wrap Up
Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 667-2300 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $169 CAD/night. This rate is guaranteed until August 27, 2017 or until the WEI room block is full.