March 21, 2022

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Registration OPEN at NWESS 2022 : vTools Events (

We currently have 50 participants and growing!  Come join the discussion on “Transforming the Northwest Energy System!”

Registration is:

FREE for Undergraduate students.

$125 for IEEE members

$150 for non-members

Hear from the General Managers of the I-5 public utilities!  Debra Smith, John Haarlow and Chris Robinson will discuss their vision and direction for the future of their utilities.

Improve your situational awareness of the changes coming!

Topics to be presented

  • Pacific Northwest Regional Energy Assessment – Hydro, Thermal, Renewables
  • Washington State Northwest Regional Energy Transition – Carbon Free Energy Systems by 2045
  • Regional Transportation Electrification – Regional Efforts, Ferries, Buses, etc.
  • Reliability and Resiliency – Regional Utility Assessments
  • Distribution Planning – New Tools and Advancing the Future
  • Transportation Electrification – Local Utility Initiatives
  • Utility, Community and Residential Scale Solar economics and system impacts

NWESS  is sponsored by the electric energy industry in the Pacific Northwest, IEEE and the Electrical Energy program at the University of Washington.

University of Washington, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Bonneville Power Administration
Snohomish County PUD
Puget Sound Energy
Seattle City Light
Peninsula Light
Tacoma Power


Hope you can all join us!

John Nierenberg

NWESS 2022 Organizing Committee Chair

Phone   253.502.8931