More than 30 presenters from eight states. Powering the Future: Energy in the West

(Formerly the Intermountain Energy Summit)

Aug. 26-27, Boise ID


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Registration: $199. Includes all sessions, both days.
Optional reception and dinner: $59. Not included in the conference registration.
Will include brief remarks by keynote speaker, Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, USN (Ret.) Reception includes light hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar.

Our 2019 theme: The West in Transition:
Shaping Our Energy Future

western energy conference in Boise, IdahoBoise Centre, Boise, Idaho

There is no other western energy conference focusing on issues vital to the region from Colorado to Alaska.

  • Renewables and storage.
  • How cities are changing energy portfolios.
  • Innovation in R&D challenges and opportunities, from storage to the grid.
  • What does energy sustainability look like?
  • Innovation in hydro, the BPA and the future.
  • Energy and jobs.
  • Nuclear in today’s market. 
  • Facilitation and engagement throughout both days. 

Keynote Speaker:  Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, USN (Ret.)

Vice admiral will speak at western energy conferenceAdmiral 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

Congressman Mike Simpson will speak at energy conference in Boise, Idaho

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. Jessica Western will facilitate western energy conference in Boise, IdahoSenior Research Scientist; Director, Collaboration Program in Natural Resources; Ruckelshaus Institute; Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming.

Dr. Western will be helping us make Energy in the West a working conference, full of engagement and forward thinking.

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Confirmed Sponsors for Energy in the West:

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Media Partners:

Idaho state Journal
Idaho Press
Post Register
Meridian Press
Challis Messenger
Jefferson Star News
Standard Journal
The Preston Citizen
Teton Valley News

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