Register Today for WIA’s April Conference

Register Today for WIA’s April Conference

Join the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority this April for the Energy Trends conference! This one day conference will focus on what ties projects together. Topics will include major trends and activities occurring with transmission, regionalization, and the regulatory environment.

This event will be held Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the University of Wyoming Conference Center in Laramie. See the full agenda below.

This conference is free to attend. Reserve your spot today!

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Schedule l View PDF Schedule

7 – 8:30 AM l Registration


8:30 – 8:45 AM l Welcome


8:45 -9:45 AM l Wyoming Energy & the Future of Blockchain

Wyoming Blockchain Coalition Advisory Board Members
Dr. Dick McGinity
Dr. Jim Caldwell
Dr. Pawan Jain


9:45 – 10 AM l Break


10 – 11:30 AM l Expanding Transmission in Wyoming

Moderator: Nicole Korfanta, Director, Ruckelshaus Institute, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming

Panelists: Todd Jensen, Vice President of Project Delivery, BHE Transmission
Roxane Perruso, Vice President and General Counsel, TransWest Express LLC
Dan Kline, Director, Transmission & Engineering Services, Black Hills Energy


11:30 – 1 PM l Lunch


1 – 2:30 PM l Taming the West: Could We? Or Should We?

Moderator: Bill Russell, Wyoming Public Service Commission

Panelists:Paul Suskie, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, SPP
Marie Jordan, President & CEO, PEAK Reliability
Stacey Crowley, Vice President of Regional and Federal Affairs, CAISO
Abby Briggerman, Attorney, Holland & Hart, Denver


2:20 – 2:45 PM l Break


2:45 – 4 PM l The 30,000-foot view: Building Utility-Scale Projects

Moderator: Representative Mike Greear, Chairman, Minerals, Business, Economic Development Committee

Brian Lovett, Administrator, Wyoming Industrial Siting Committee
Keith Burron, Attorney, Crowley Fleck PLLP
Jonathan Naughton, Director, UW Wind Energy Research Center
Matt Hoobler, Director of Operations, Pathfinder Ranches


4 – 6 PM l Networking Reception


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Presenting Sponsor

Reception Sponsor


Supporting Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Coffey Engineering & Surveying

NextEra Energy Resources