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Sharing Power: A Workshop to Promote Low Carbon Electricity between the Pacific Northwest and California.

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Gridworks is hosting a workshop in Portland on increased capabilities for transfers of low-carbon electricity between the Pacific Northwest and California. The workshop will identify areas where increased cooperation and development of shared information could improve reliability, reduce costs, and/or reduce GHG emissions between California, Oregon, and Washington.

Funding to host this event is being provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Energy Foundation.

***This event is by invitation only***

Meeting materials:

 

Agenda for September 6th Workshop

  • Box lunches available (11:30), provided by Gridworks
  • Introductions (12 – 12:30) — Mike Florio
    • Gridworks mission
    • Purpose of meeting
    • Note taker assigned
  • CAISO Presentation (12:30 – 1:30) — Neil Millar & Team
    • Study plan and work undertaken thus far.  Focus on production simulation
    • modeling of resource availability for energy and shaping.
    • Q&A – Clarifying Questions
  • Northwest Power Council (1:30 – 2:30) – John Fazio
    • Council’s modeling capabilities of the NW hydro system and data.
    • Resource planning and the relationship between energy and capacity.
    • Climate change impacts on availability.
    • Q&A – Clarifying Questions
  • Break (2:30 – 2:45)
    • Coffee to be provided by Gridworks
  • Bonneville Power Administration (2:45 – 3:45) — Ryan Egerdahl
    • Operations of and constraints on the NW hydro system.
    • Issues related to transmission.
    • Q&A – Clarifying Questions
  • Open Discussion — Panel of the Whole  (3:45- 4:45)
    • All participants encouraged to offer their input and suggestions for maximizing the value of the study.  Discussion questions to be circulated in advance.
  • Wrap Up & Next Steps (4:45 – 5)  Mike Florio

Details

Date:
September 6
Time:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Northwest Power Council
851 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1100
Portland, Oregon
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