Advanced Energy Now | West

Scottsdale, Arizona | October 16-17th, 2019


About the Event

Policies that Make a Difference

What's the path to 100% clean energy in the West? Our first annual Western Regional energy policy conference brings together business leaders and policymakers from across the region to identify ways to achieve this goal, state by state and through a regional grid, powered by advanced energy growth from New Mexico to Washington state.


Topics will include:

  • Regionalizing electricity markets in the West
  • Capitalizing on price advantage of renewable energy
  • Role of energy efficiency in a 100% clean grid
  • Electric Vehicles (EVs) as assets for cleaning the grid
  • Corporate procurement driving toward 100% clean energy
  • Workforce for a 100% clean grid 






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Keynote Speakers


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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

*Agenda is subject to change.


8:00AM - 9:00AM
Leadership Council and Utility Advisory Committee Breakfast
Invite-only breakfast for our Leadership Council members and our Utility Advisory Committee
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Registration and Breakfast Networking
Pick up your name badge at the registration desk and enjoy a warm breakfast while networking with industry leaders.
9:00AM - 9:05AM
Welcome and Introduction
Nat Kreamer, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Energy Economy
9:05AM - 10:00AM
Plenary Session 1: Governor's Panel
Leading from the West
Path to 100% Clean Energy
10:10AM - 11:00AM
Plenary Session 2: Utility Leadership

Leading from the West
Utility Action for an Advanced Energy Future

11:00AM - 11:30AM
Coffee and Network Break
11:30AM – 12:20PM
Breakout Session 1
(Choose One)
Breakout 1-A

Corporate Renewable Procurement in the West: Which States Have it Right?

Breakout 1-B

Role of Energy Efficiency on a Clean Energy Grid 

Breakout 1-C

Building a Strong Advanced Energy Workforce

12:40PM - 1:30PM
Lunch Plenary Session 3: Regional Markets
Broader Regional Energy Markets in the West: What Are the Options, What Are the Benefits, and How Do We Get There?
1:40PM - 2:30PM
Breakout Session 2
(Choose One)
Breakout 2-A

Siting Renewable Energy Projects on Federal Land 

Breakout 2-B

Capitalizing on the Switch to Competitive, Clean Power

Breakout 2-C

Distributed Energy Resources: Gangbusters for a Clean Grid

2:40PM - 3:25PM
Plenary Session 4: Advanced Transportation

Interstate Collaboration for Advanced Transportation

3:25PM – 3:35PM
Coffee Break
3:35PM – 4:25PM
Plenary Session 5: Commissioners' Panel
Leading from the West
Commissioners’ Panel
4:25PM – 4:30PM
Closing Remarks
Heather O’Neill, President, AEE 


Travel to Scottsdale

Nearest Airport: Phoenix Sky Habor (PHX) - Distance from hotel: 15 miles


Transportation Options from Airport

Nearest Airport: Phoenix Sky Habor (PHX) - Distance from hotel: 15 miles

Transportation Options from Airport

Taxi: Starting rate $50

Rideshare (i.e. Lyft): Starting at $20


For your convenience, AEE has secured a limited number of rooms at discounted rates at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Conference registration and hotel details coming June 2019.