Mountain West Renewables - Presented by Infocast
The logo of the event, Mountain West Renewables

November 18 - 19, 2024
Salt Lake City, UT

Meet with the Mountain West’s Key Decision Makers for a Comprehensive Update on the Western Markets & the Vast Renewable Energy Opportunities Across the Entire 8-State Region

Opportunities for clean energy continue to grow at an exponential rate across the Mountain West. Spurred by the incentives created by the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment Act, utilities, local and state governments, and LSEs and corporates from Montana to Arizona and from Idaho to New Mexico are procuring ever increasing amounts of renewables and energy storage to ensure they meet climate and decarbonizations goals—including growing EV charging load—as well as ambitious renewable portfolio standard targets.

To seize these opportunities, however, players must deal with the interconnection and transmission bottlenecks caused by changing resources and customer demand across the West, handle continuing supply chain volatility, re-orient their procurement strategies to take advantage of new domestic manufacturing resources and qualify for related tax incentives, as well as cope with the resulting cost and schedule uncertainty in order to get their storage and solar projects financed across the region. Moreover, progress towards the development of more formally organized western electricity markets continues and every player in Western power markets needs to understand the business and operational impacts of new initiatives including SPP’s Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS) and Markets+, CAISO’s EDAM and Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM), and the possible development of a Western RTO, however designed and administered.

Only those who can keep up with all these developments and learn the innovations being put in place to manage these hurdles will be able to take full advantage of the burgeoning opportunities in this dynamic, eight-state region.

Infocast’s Mountain West Renewables Summit is organized to let you hear directly from the region’s leading energy decision makers. Leading local experts from utilities, local governments, LSE’s and policy makers come together with the regions’ renewable development and finance communities to network and exchange the latest market intelligence on the state and future of the Mountain West energy markets and discuss their needs, challenges, and the initiatives they have underway in light of the tailwinds for the renewables industries provided by the Inflation Reduction Act and the preceding Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This remarkable Summit will provide the perfect venue to take advantage of the vast opportunities for renewable energy procurement, development, and deployment in the Mountain West and move the market forward.

2023 FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

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Nate Blouin
Senator
UTAH STATE SENATE,
DISTRICT 13

Headshot for Steve Handy

Steve Handy
Utah State Director
THE WESTERN WAY and
Former Utah State Representative
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
DISTRICT 16

Headshot for Annie Bukacek

Dr. Annie Bukacek
Commissioner, District 5
MONTANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Headshot for Eric Hawkins

Eric Hawkins
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
TRICO ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.

Headshot for Lisa Hickey

Lisa Tormoen Hickey
Senior Regulatory Attorney
INTERWEST ENERGY ALLIANCE

Headshot for Joan Hutchinson

Joan Hutchinson
Managing Director, Offtake Advisory
MARATHON CAPITAL

Headshot for Mike Kruger

Mike Kruger
President & CEO
COLORADO SOLAR & STORAGE ASSOCIATION (COSSA)

Headshot for Debbie Lyons

Debbie Lyons
Director, Department of Sustainability
SALT LAKE CITY CORPORATION

Headshot for Jessica Matlock

Jessica Matlock
CEO
LA PLATA ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION

Headshot for Ryan McGraw

Ryan McGraw
Vice President, Project Development
PACIFICORP

Headshot for Nick Perugini

Nick Perugini
Co-Owner and VP
SOLARIS ENERGY, INC.

Headshot for Kris Raper

Kris Raper
Vice President of Strategic Engagement and External Affairs
WECC

Headshot for Vijay Satyal

Vijay Satyal, Ph.D.
Deputy Director of Regional Markets
WESTERN RESOURCE ADVOCATES

Headshot for Caity Smith

Caity Smith
Head of Stakeholder Engagement
ZANSKAR GEOTHERMAL & MINERALS

Headshot for Mike Squires

Mike Squires
Director of Government Affairs
UAMPS

Headshot for Lauren Tatsuno

Lauren Tatsuno
Director, Energy & Climate Practice, Power Markets
3DEGREES

Headshot for Travis Wright

Travis Wright
Vice President - Energy & Sustainability
QTS DATA CENTERS

ATTENDED BY INDUSTRY LEADERS & EXPERTS

 

  • 3Degrees
  • Accelergen Energy
  • AES Clean Energy
  • Ameresco
  • Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
  • Arizona Energy Consortium
  • Audi of America
  • Aypa Power
  • Blink Charging Co.
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Brown & Brown
  • CAISO
  • Carbon Rivers
  • CEBA
  • Colorado Energy & Carbon Management Commission
  • Colorado Energy Office
  • Colorado Solar & Storage Association (COSSA)
  • ConnectGEN
  • Eavor Technologies Inc
  • Edison Energy
  • Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources
    Department of New Mexico
  • Engie North America
  • Fluence
  • HEAL Utah
  • Holland & Hart
  • Innergex
  • Interwest Energy Alliance
  • Keybanc Capital Markets
  • Kit Carson Electric Cooperative
  • La Plata Electric Association
  • LevelTen Energy
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Marathon Capital
  • Montana Public Service Commission
  • National Renewable Solutions
  • Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC
  • Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
  • New Energy Equity
  • NW Laborers'-Employers Cooperation and Education Fund (LECET)
  • OnPeak Power
  • Our Next Energy (ONE)
  • PacifiCorp
  • Pattern Energy
  • Pine Gate Renewables
  • Primergy Solar
  • Provo City
  • QTS Data Centers
  • Rev Renewables
  • Salt Lake City Corporation
  • SB Energy
  • SMUD
  • Solaris Energy, Inc.
  • Subterra Renewables
  • The Western Way
  • Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Troutman Pepper
  • UAMPS
  • United Power
  • Utah Clean Cities Coalition (UCCC)
  • Utah Clean Energy
  • Utah Office of Energy Development
  • Utah Public Service Commission
  • Utah State Senate, District 13
  • Volvo Energy
  • WECC
  • Western Area Power Administration
  • Western Resource Advocates
  • Zanskar Geothermal & Minerals

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

  • IOUs, Munis/POUs
  • Renewable Storage and Transmission Developers and Owners (Utility Scale, C&I and Resi Solar)
  • Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers
  • Financiers and Financial Advisors
  • City, State and Regional Governments
  • Energy Regulators
  • Law Firms
  • Consultants
  • EPCs and Equipment Suppliers
  • Energy Risk Management Services / Insurance

PAST PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • ABB Inc
  • Acciona Energy USA Global
  • Aces
  • AES Clean Energy
  • Albertsons Companies, Inc.
  • Also Energy
  • Ameresco
  • Arion Energy
  • Arizona Energy Consortium
  • Arizona Public Service
  • Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association (ARISEIA)
  • Avangrid Renewables
  • AWG
  • Balanced Rock Power
  • Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC
  • Black Hills Corporation
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Broad Reach Power LLC
  • Brookfield Renewable
  • CAISO
  • Champlin Renewables, LLC
  • City and County of Denver
  • City of Reno
  • CLE Power
  • Clean Energy Buyers Association
  • CleanArc Data Centers
  • Clenera
  • ConnectGen
  • Convergent Energy & Power
  • Copia Power
  • CTC Global
  • Cyrq Energy, Inc.
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Doral
  • Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, PC
  • Ecoplexus, Inc.
  • EDF Renewables
  • EDP Renewables
  • Enertis
  • Estuary Power
  • Fluence
  • Focus Clean Energy, LLL
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • GameChange Solar
  • GE Renewables
  • Hartree Partners
  • HEAL Utah
  • Heber Light & Power
  • Hexagon Energy
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • Idaho Power Company
  • Innergex Renewable Energy
  • IOWN Renewable Energy Inc.
  • JUWI Inc.
  • Korsail Energy
  • Lancer Energy
  • Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
  • Longroad Energy
  • LS Power
  • M.A. Mortenson Company
  • Marathon Capital
  • Murray City Power
  • National Renewable Solutions, LLC
  • Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC
  • Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
  • New Energy Equity
  • NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
  • Nova Clean Energy
  • Novis Renewables
  • Ohio Energy Storage Association
  • OnPeak Power
  • Onyx Renewable Partners LP
  • Ormat Technologies, Inc.
  • Orsted
  • Panamint Capital
  • PNE USA, Inc.
  • Potentia Renewables Inc.
  • Powerex
  • Powin
  • Primergy Solar
  • Prudential Private Capital
  • Qcells
  • QTS Data Centers
  • Repsol Renewables
  • RES America Developments
  • REV Renewables
  • RMI
  • Rocky Mountain Power (PacifiCorp)
  • rPlus Energies
  • RWE Renewables
  • Savion
  • Schneider Electric (Sustainability Business)
  • Scout Clean Energy
  • Siemens Energy
  • Silicon Ranch
  • Sol Systems
  • Solar4America Technology, Inc.
  • Solarjuice Technology Inc
  • Starwood
  • Stellar Renewable Power
  • TAPP, Inc.
  • TGE
  • TransAlta Corporation
  • Transcon Environmental, Inc.
  • Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Triple Oak Power
  • Troutman Pepper LLP
  • UAMPS
  • US Bitcoin Corp
  • Utah Clean Cities Coalition (UCCC)
  • Utah House of Representatives
  • Utah Inland Port Authority
  • Vistra Corp
  • Vitol
  • Vote Solar
  • Western Energy Storage Taskforce (WEST)
  • Western Freedom
  • Western Resource Advocates
  • Winergy / Flender Corporation
  • Xcel Energy
  • Zero Emission Think Tank
  • ...and many more!

2023 RECAP

 

55

Expert Speakers

17

Content-Packed Sessions
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Premier Networking
A pie chart detailing the audience breakdown from last year's event

VENUE

 

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Hilton Salt Lake City Center
255 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: (801) 328-2000

Room Rate: $179
Reservation Call-In No: (801) 328-2000
Reservation Web Link: Click here
Cutoff Date: Monday, October 28, 2024
Group Name: Direct Pay and Mountain West Renewables 2024

**WARNING: Please do not book any guest rooms with 3rd Party Housing Companies for this event. Infocast does not partner with outside housing companies, so we advise that you only book guest rooms at the hotel using the details provided above.**

2023 Sponsors

 
 

2023 Supporting Organizations

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Holland & Hart LLP

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Throughout the Mountain West, from coast to coast and beyond, Holland & Hart provides clients with astute legal service from a vantage like no other. We have been rooted in the energy and resources industry through generations and work on projects through their entire life cycle. Our diverse teams are built to last and scalable to respond to our clients’ ever-evolving needs. For more information, visit www.hollandhart.com.

AES Corporation

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The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 global energy company accelerating the future of energy. Together with our many stakeholders, we’re improving lives by delivering the greener, smarter energy solutions the world needs. Our diverse workforce is committed to continuous innovation and operational excellence, while partnering with our customers on their strategic energy transitions and continuing to meet their energy needs today. For more information, visit www.aes.com/products/our-offerings/new-clean-energy/.

Brown & Brown, Risk Solutions

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Brown & Brown is a large account risk management broker that values depth of industry and product knowledge. Operating as a single profit center organized by specialization align our service teams to be structured based on what is best for clients’ business rather than geographic convenience. We go beyond one-off transactions and utilize advanced analytics on every program. By quantifying the effects each decision will have on a company’s risk profile, we take the mystery out of buying insurance. Execution on analytical findings is our true differentiator in mitigating losses and affecting process changes. Our collective success is earned by creating the ideal risk management solution for our clients.

Carbon Rivers

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Carbon Rivers is an engineering solutions provider as well as an incubator for commercializing advanced material and sustainable energy technologies. Carbon Rivers G2G is just one of the examples where we have brought to market the first glass fiber recovery technology from end of life thermoset and thermoplastic composites. Partnering with the US Department of Energy, CR G2G has been successful in fully recycling wind turbine blades for next generation composite manufacturing. This commercial technology also includes PI and PC feedstock from the automotive, marine, building material, and glass fiber industries.

LandGate

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LandGate is the leading provider of information, data solutions, and an online marketplace for US commercial land resources: solar, wind, carbon, oil & gas, minerals, and water. The company helps landowners, real estate agents, investors, and developers understand energy and environmental resource values and transact on its online marketplace. LandGate’s platform applies its technology to provide deals, leads, data, analytics, and web apps to substantially reduce investors costs.

LandGate has a differentiated product advantage built on highly automated data tasks and the digitization of land resource valuations. The network effect builds with landowners and real estate agents who can easily list land resources for lease or sale on the online marketplace. It also provides a cost advantage for energy and environmental investors/developers who can more efficiently access deals.

NW LECET

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LIUNA members work in every area of the energy sector, helping build and maintain EV charging infrastructure, hydrogen pipelines, nuclear and LNG plants, solar, and wind farms, as well as being skilled in the maintenance of natural gas distribution pipelines, nuclear and carbon capture power facilities. From contractors and developers to utilities and state and local planners, organizations partner with LIUNA because of the value LIUNA members provide.

Troutman Pepper

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The energy industry is a key vertical and center of excellence at Troutman Pepper. We have been recognized as a “National Top-Tier” Energy Practice for eight consecutive years and received the 2020 “Law Firm of the Year” distinction for Energy Law in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” edition, and our renewable energy practice has won nationwide recognition in the Chambers USA and The Legal 500 guides. We provide top legal advice to independent power producers, developers, lenders, utilities, industrial and government clients in energy-related businesses in the U.S. and internationally. We have extensive transactional, financing and regulatory experience in the electric power (including renewable energy), natural gas and water industries. The firm can bring to bear top transactional and regulatory practitioners in order to maximize the value of transactions in the heavily regulated energy space.

Innergex

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For over 30 years, Innergex has believed in a world where abundant renewable energy promotes healthier communities and creates shared prosperity. As an independent renewable power producer that develops, acquires, owns and operates hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, solar farms and energy storage facilities, Innergex is convinced that renewable energy will lead the way to a better world. Innergex operates in Canada, the United States, France and Chile and manages a large portfolio of high-quality assets with an aggregate net installed capacity of 3,582 MW (gross 4,184 MW) and an energy storage capacity of 159 MWh. Innergex also holds interests in 13 projects under development with a net installed capacity of 731 MW (gross 768 MW) and an energy storage capacity of 745 MWh, as well as several prospective projects at different stages of development.

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

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Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation responsible for serving the North American power systems, rail transportation and water treatment industries with electrical and electronic products, systems and services. Products include gas circuit breakers, vacuum circuit breakers, power transformers, gas insulated substations, power electronics and electricity transmission technologies, generator services, nuclear power plant control systems, ozone water treatment systems, uninterruptible power supplies, rail transportation equipment, and Diamond Vision video display screens.

TurnKey Logistics

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TurnKey is a trusted partner for large infrastructure project development, specializing in critical yet often overlooked facets of project success. Our primary focus areas are project approvals, acquisition, and access, areas crucial for achieving seamless project execution.

We cater primarily to developers within the renewable, energy and utility sectors, including projects related to solar energy, wind power, carbon capture and storage, pipelines, and electric transmission.

At TurnKey, our approach is defined by exceptional customer service, unparalleled technical expertise, and the cultivation of personal relationships. We are committed to delivering innovative, proactive solutions that elevate project outcomes.

Whether serving as a comprehensive, one-stop solution for developers or a strategic partner adding substantial value to project teams, TurnKey is dedicated to being the essential service provider that empowers project success. We are the “easy button” for developers seeking a seamless path to project realization.

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

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Arizona Energy Consortium

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Clean Coalition

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The Clean Coalition is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technical, policy, and project development expertise. The Clean Coalition drives policy innovation to remove barriers to procurement and interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) – such as local renewables, advanced inverters, demand response, and energy storage – and we establish market mechanisms that realize the full potential of integrating these solutions. The Clean Coalition also collaborates with utilities and municipalities to create near-term deployment opportunities that prove the technical and financial viability of local renewables and other DER.

HEAL Utah

Website

Utah Clean Cities

Website

Utah Clean Energy

Website

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