Symposium 2016

Flipping the Switch: Integrating Renewable Energy into a Sustainable Future


Integration of Smart Grid Technologies Panel Discussion

Panel will discuss the integration of smart gird technologies into our current energy system.

Michael Breish Smart Grid Expert Oregon Public Utility Commission
Jeff Bissonnette Executive Director for Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association
Chad Gilless Director of EnerNOC’s Strategic Energy Management

Emerging Technologies in Renewable Energy Panel Discussion

Panel will discuss the emerging technological innovations in the area of Green and Renewable Energy as well as the effects these technologies can have on our sustainable future

Stephany Watson General Counsel, Global Energy Transmission Corp.
Conrad Eustis Director, Retail Technology Strategy at Portland General Electric

Keynoter Rachel Shimshak

Executive Director of Renewable Northwest (addressing Oregon’s Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan)

Keynoter Melissa Powers

 Associate Professor of Law and Director of Green Energy Institute, Lewis & Clark Law School (addressing the effectiveness of Oregon’s Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan and proposals for future legislative initiatives)

Financing Renewable Energy Panel Discussion

Financing structures for renewable energy projects, the role of tax incentives and loan guarantees, the role of state and federal securities laws, and profiles/expectations of the investing market.

Liz Qually Senior Counsel, Solar City
Edward Einowski Partner at Stoel Rives


Keynoter Greg Dotson

Vice President for Energy Policy at Center for American Progress, addressing renewable energy and climate developments at the national level