Spring 2022 Energy Engineering Forum: Findings and Summary of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council 2021 Power Plan
Findings and Summary of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council 2021 Power Plan
The AEE Columbia River Chapter is continuing its Energy Engineering Forum series in 2022 in a biannual format. Join us for our next EEF presentation where we will be joined by Tina Jayaweera.
Tina will present findings from the regional power plan recently adopted by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. The 2021 Power Plan provides an overview of the Northwest’s future electrical power needs, with the goal of ensuring “an adequate, efficient, economical, and reliable power supply” (from the Northwest Power Act of 1980 that created the Council). The plan develops a resource strategy to best meet the projected electricity demands over the next 20 years, based on the understanding that the future is uncertain by examining various scenarios. The presentation will provide an overview of the planning process, highlighting the dramatic changes projected across the region and the greater western interconnection, and what the Council sees as the strategy to best meet the regional needs while balancing cost and risk.
Tina Jayaweera – Power Planning Resources Manager, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
Tina Jayaweera, Power Planning Resources Manager, joined the Council in 2014 and works on energy efficiency and demand response topics as part of the development and implementation of the Council’s regional power plan. Dr. Jayaweera holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. Prior to joining the Council, she was a principal in the energy services division and head of the planning and assessment team for The Cadmus Group, a consulting firm.
45 minute presentation followed by Q&A
This event is free to attend. Members of the local AEE Columbia River Chapter will receive certificates of attendance and professional development hours. If you’re not already a member but would like to join, click here for more info and a 50% discount code.
Time: Jun 9, 2022 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 840 7388 5164