In the Energy working group, PNWER helps find ways to provide sustainable energy for North America to fuel economic recovery and create a low-carbon future for North America.
PNWER brings together key industry leaders from the U.S. and Canada to examine the following key issues:
Based on an Energy working group action item, PNWER helped create the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute (LEHI), which is designed to educate state legislators on the North American energy infrastructure and delivery system. High turnover in state legislative bodies decreases the institutional knowledge concerning complex energy issues in states and provincial legislatures. Legislators who develop state energy policy often lack a comprehensive understanding of how energy infrastructure operates. Click here for more information.
PNWER also does work on the renewable energy sector. For more information, please visit the Energy & Environment page here.
Recent and Current Events
PNWER 2021 Annual Summit - Energy
Session 7: Regional Energy CEO Roundtable
Tuesday, August 17 | 7:30 - 9:15am MT
Join us for a high-level discussion with the CEOs of our major regional utilities as we look towards the challenges and opportunities of our shared energy future, and how we can work together to address these issues. Moderated by Bob Rowe, CEO of NorthWestern Energy, this panel will explore our changing energy landscape, the regional collaboration as we address the issues of our changing resource mix, resource adequacy, capacity issues, infrastructure, and grid modernization.
Session 8: Overview of our Regional Energy Infrastructure and Policy Landscape
Tuesday, August 17 | 9:30-10:30am MT
Overview of our Energy Infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest
A brief moderated discussion on our regional energy infrastructure. The many discussions taking place around energy resource adequacy, affordability, reliability, and more, are not complete without understanding the importance of our power generation, transmission, and distribution. This panel is intended to provide audiences with an overview of the state of our regional energy infrastructure.
Energy Policy Landscape in the Pacific Northwest
Hear from our legislators on the newest policies and legislation driving the energy discussions in the Pacific Northwest. This panel will provide an update on the energy and climate legislation within our region, and provide insight on the energy policies and climate targets being set.
Session 9: Innovative Technologies to Address Energy and Infrastructure Challenges
Tuesday, August 17 | 10:45-11:45am MT
In light of the energy challenges addressed in the previous sessions, what are some of the innovations that will help us to address our shared energy challenges and decarbonization goals? This session will showcase the exciting new and emerging energy technologies and efforts underway.
Program Coordinator, PNWER
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