The Energy & Environment Working Group focuses on finding sustainable energy resources for the region. The Group addresses the convergence of environmental sustainability and economic development while focusing on distributed generation, microgrids, energy efficiency, renewable energy and other issues. The group collaborates with PNWER's Energy Horizon Institute, which works to educate lawmakers as to the current status of energy Infrastructure and delivery system.
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PNWER also works on issues pertaining to the traditional energy sector. For more information, please visit the Energy working group page here.
Past Partner Events
Northwest Gas Association Annual Energy Conference
When: June 5 - 6
Where: Skamania Lodge, Washington
Power Leadership Conference for Women in Non- Traditional Careers
When: March 8, 2018
Lynnwood , Washington
Ocean Renewable Energy Conference XII - Leadership.Experience.Solutions
When: September 13 & 14, 2017
Where: Leftbank Annex, Portland Oregon
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12th Annual Energy and Construction Best Practices Summit
When: June 1 & 2, 2017
Where: Centralia College, Centralia, WA
Oregon's Energy Future
When: April 18, 2017
Where: Portland, Oregon
Leadership Conference for Women in Nontraditional Careers
Centers of Excellence for Construction and Marine Manufacturing & Technology
March 17, 2017
Ensuring Reliability & Resource Adequacy in Achieving
Climate Goals in the Pacific Northwest
Wednesday, March 24 | 9:00am-12:30pm PT
PNWER's virtual energy conference featured a series of panels with utility executives, major private sector businesses, and other regional energy stakeholders examining opportunities, challenges, and how our region can work collaboratively as we look towards our long-term energy future.
Industry and technology experts explored the challenges of regional reliability, energy resiliency, long-term renewable storage, resource adequacy, and the integration and balancing of renewables in the Pacific Northwest; market forces and expectations on decarbonization of both transportation and power; and how our region is working towards achieving long-term energy and climate goals. The conference showcased current innovative solutions already underway in the Pacific Northwest, including the role of hydrogen for energy storage and grid balancing.
Decarbonization, Resilience, & the Future of the Western Power Grid
Monday, July 20 | 12:00pm-1:30pm PDT
PNWER Roadmap to Resilience, Ultra-Low Energy Buildings in the Pacific Northwest
Program Coordinator, PNWER
Banner photo by David Li