Powering the Future: Energy in the West
(Formerly the Intermountain Energy Summit)
Western Energy Conference
Aug. 26-27, Boise ID
Our 2019 theme: The West in Transition:
Shaping Our Energy Future
There is no other western energy conference focusing on issues vital to the region from Colorado to Alaska.
- Renewables and storage.
- Impact of cities on energy portfolios.
- Innovation in R&D challenges and opportunities, from storage to the grid.
- Sustainability as viewed by users and producers.
- Innovation in hydro, the BPA and the future.
- Carbon capture, sequestration, storage and new uses.
- Hall of inventions: See the latest in new regional energy technology.
Keynote Speaker: Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, USN (Ret.)
Admiral Dennis McGinn, a former test pilot and real American hero, served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment from September, 2013 until January, 2017. In this role, he led the transformation of naval installations toward greater mission resiliency though energy efficiency, renewable energy, microgrids, and other technologies. His experience there is particularly applicable to the energy transitions now occuring in the West.
U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson, ranking member House Appropriations Subcommittee on Water and Energy
Michael (Mike) K. Simpson is serving his eleventh term in the House of Representatives for Idaho’s Second Congressional District.
Mike serves on the House Appropriations Committee. He is the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. He also serves on the Interior and Environment Subcommittee. These committees have jurisdiction over funding for a number of programs critical to Idaho, including the Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, our National Parks, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Smithsonian Institute.
Conference Facilitator: Dr. Jessica Western
Dr. Western will be helping us make Energy in the West a working conference, full of engagement and forward thinking.
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