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Grid Forward (re)Launch Event - Accelerating Grid Innovation

Friday, June 21, 2019, 5:30 PM

Join us for an exciting session with expert-led discussions and the official launch of Grid Forward, a new non-profit industry association that has evolved from Smart Grid Northwest. The theme of the event, Accelerating Grid Innovation, aligns directly with Grid Forward's mission: to promote and accelerate grid innovation. Register to come hear from our dynamic lineup of speakers. Agenda: 10:30 - Coffee and introductions 11:00 - Networking lunch 11:30 - Introducing Grid Forward      - Bryce Yonker, Grid Forward 11:45 - Innovative Grid Modernization Deployments      - Jeff Cook, BPA      - Larry Bekkedahl, Portland General Electric  12:15 - Fostering the Innovation Pipeline      - Carl Imhoff, PNNL      - Matt Logan, Elemental Excelerator      - Curt Kirkeby, Avista 1:00 - Funding Grid Innovation      - Alison Silverstein, ACEEE 1:45 - Policies and Models That Encourage Innovation      - Letha Tawney, OR PUC      - Anne Hoskins, Sunrun Please click the Tickets button in the right column to reserve your seat(s) for the event. Members enjoy one free ticket (but do need to register).  Members and non-members alike are welcome, but act quickly as seating is limited.  About Grid Forward Grid Forward brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to collaborate and educate one another around how to identify, replicate and scale successful approaches to modernizing the regional grid. The organization accelerates grid innovation by: Encouraging investments into new technologies and models for advanced and optimal grid management techniques Accelerating the move from demonstrations to larger scale deployment Exploring regulatory and business model pathways to encourage best-in-class solutions for managing grid systems Supporting cultural change to help energy providers and their partners adapt and thrive in evolving energy ecosystems Grid Forward's signature event, GridFWD 2019, is coming to the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, October 7-9. Go to www.GridFWD.com for a preliminary look at themes and featured speakers. Learn more about Grid Forward by downloading the overview or visiting www.gridforward.org. Grid Forward would like to thank the following sponsors who are contributing to this event:

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grid-forward-relaunch-event-accelerating-grid-innovation-tickets-60981338826?aff=aff0eventful

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