Video: Waterpower 2009 conference wrap-up   


A little follow up from the Waterpower 2009 conference that was held in Spokane late last month. The folks at PennWell/Hydro Review who put the conference on, recorded a few of the sessions and I wanted to provide you the link.

Of particular note for Avista customers is the opening plenary session that featured Avista’s Chairman, President and CEO Scott Morris and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Commissioner Philip D. Moeller.

Morris opened the session and welcomed hydropower industry experts to Spokane – and even urged them to visit our local shops and businesses during their stay (which I hear they did in abundance). Morris also noted Avista’s commitment to the environment, how the demand for electricity is growing in our area, and how “we must engage our customers as partners in managing their energy usage while making decisions on how to generate power to serve that demand with little impact to our planet.”

Commissioner Moeller, who grew up in the Spokane area also had some interesting words for attendees. “The world won’t get to where it wants to go on carbon emissions without hydro power.” He also urged the industry to be, “No more Mr. Nice Guy,” and take the lead on energy policy and climate change.

Check out the video of the opening plenary session here

Any thoughts on Avista helping host such a large conference in Spokane? Drop us a comment
Posted by  System Account  on  8/7/2009
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