Strategic Planning – Virtual (Oct 07-08)

WEI's Strategic Planning program provides a forum for members responsible for their company's strategic plan to come together to discuss opportunities and threats, changing business models, tools and techniques for getting leadership to engage and act in strategic issues. This annual forum provides a collaborative space for members to focus on strategic issues and compare strategic planning processes at member companies.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Jeff Nugent, Director Business Planning, Risk, and Performance, BC Hydro

    • Program Location
    • Virtual Event
    • No travel required. All agenda times are in Pacific time. Instructions to access the virtual event will be provided before the program.
    • Who Should Attend
    • Directors and Sr. Managers responsible for Strategic Planning

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $199 USD

    Registration provides access to all Virtual Strategic Planning agenda sessions.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • To best serve WEI members and program participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, WEI will be waiving its standard cancellation policy for this program and all virtual programs through July 2021. Registrants can now receive a full refund should they need to cancel their registration up to the day before the program begins. This applies to both new and existing registrations for virtual programs.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public. Recording is not permitted for any portion of the event.
  • For more information contact Christopher Lee, Senior Program Manager at (971) 255-4967.


All session times are listed in Pacific time.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration + Check-In

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Welcome + Introductions

Welcome attendees and kick-off the forum. Afterwards, attendees will introduce themselves. Attendees are encouraged to share their name, company overview, general role within the organization.

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Presentation from Powerex
Speaker(s): Brian Moghadam, Business Development Manager, Powerex Corp, Brian Moghadam, Business Development Manager, Powerex Corp

Powerex Corp. was established in 1988 as the wholly-owned electricity marketing & trading subsidiary of BC Hydro – Canada’s third largest electric utility. Today, we are a key participant in wholesale energy markets across North America, buying and supplying physical power, natural gas, ancillary services, and more recently, environmental products with an ever-expanding list of trade partners.

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

BC Hydro - COVID Response

Share dashboard tracking metrics for COVID
Also share high level overview of COVID Scenarios

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Recap Day 1 + Preview Day 2

Are there any outstanding questions or parking lot items that need to be addressed?
What should you prepare for tomorrow?

Thursday, October 8, 2020

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Resiliency + Agility

9:45 AM - 9:50 AM


9:50 AM - 10:30 AM

Diveristy, Equity & Inclusion

What role does it have in strategy? How should it be incorporated into a strategic plan?

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Looking Ahead – Future Trends?

A roundtable to discuss current trends and share views on what the future will look like for the energy industry.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Wrap Up + Future Planning

Are there any outstanding questions or parking lot items that need to be addressed?
Begin planning for 2021 roundtables and meetings.

Meet The Speakers

Brian Moghadam

Powerex Corp

Business Development Manager