Western Power Trading Forum 

2022 Summer General Meeting: Registration is now closed and we have reached capacity at all of our meeting and offsite events.

August 24 - 26, 2022
The Resort at Coeur d'Alene
115 S. 2nd St.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

The Western Power Trading Forum Summer General Meeting is set for August 24-26, 2022.

Registration Fees:
WPTF Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $900
Spouse/Guests: $250 (includes all meal functions)
Government Agencies: $89

The WPTF Board of Directors has set a COVID policy for this meeting and is asking all registrants to provide proof of a negative antigen test taken 24 hours before arrival at the meeting. Thank you for your cooperation.

Program of Events

Wednesday, August 24
WPTF Board of Directors Meeting and Dinner (Board and invited guests only)

Thursday, August 25
9:30 a.m.
WPTF Golf Tournament (consecutive tee times)
Separate registration required ($240 total fee - includes golf, cart and luncheon. Rental shoes and clubs are an additional fee paid directly to the course)
Sponsored by Gregory Klatt, Douglass, Liddell & Klatt

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Hosted spa treatments for WPTF Members
Hosted by WPTF Consultants

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hosted Reception

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Dinner with Guest Speaker, Barbara Sugg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Power Pool
Presentation of the Kent Wheatland Award

9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Dessert Reception

Friday, August 26
8:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast

9:00 a.m.
Keynote speaker: FERC Commissioner Mark C. Christie
WPTF Consultant Presentations
Roundtable Discussion


1:00 p.m.
Program Concludes

W. Scott Miller III
WPTF Executive Director

WPTF is a broad-based organization with over 100-member companies, dedicating to encouraging competition in Western states electric markets. Scott comes to this position from a background that has been dedicated to competitive electric and natural gas markets.

Prior to coming to WPTF, Scott was the Senior Market Advisor in the Policy Office at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from 2008-2017. He was responsible for advising the Commission and staff on electric and natural gas markets.

Barbara Sugg
President & CEO

Southwest Power Pool

Barbara Sugg became President and CEO of Southwest Power Pool, Inc. in April 2020.

In her current position, she is responsible for ensuring SPP achieves its mission and goals and serves on the board of directors. Prior to this position, Sugg served SPP members as senior vice president of IT and chief security officer.

Sugg has over 30 years of IT experience in the electric utility industry. She started her career at SPP as a software developer and worked her way up to the executive level throughout her career at SPP.

She’s a proud Ragin’ Cajun, as she earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1986.

She completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2013.

Sugg participates in several industry organizations as well as community and philanthropic boards.

In 2018, she became a certified executive coach and together with other successful business leaders in the community founded the Leadership Foundation for Women, a nonprofit focused on equipping women for success, based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

FERC Commissioner
Mark C. Christie

Commissioner Mark C. Christie took office on January 4, 2021, after having been nominated by President Trump in July 2020 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 30, 2020. 

Immediately before joining FERC, Commissioner Christie was the Chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission (Virginia SCC), on which he served for nearly 17 years.  He was elected to the Virginia SCC, which regulates utilities, insurance and banking, three times by the Virginia legislature on bipartisan votes. 

During Commissioner Christie’s service as a state regulator, he was elected president of the Organization of PJM States, Inc. (OPSI), an organization of utility regulators representing the 13 states and the District of Columbia which participate in the PJM transmission and markets organization.  He served for more than a decade on the OPSI governing board.  Commissioner Christie also served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC), a regional chapter of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).  

Commissioner Christie taught regulatory law for a decade as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia School of Law and constitutional law and government for 20 years in a doctoral program at Virginia Commonwealth University.   

Commissioner Christie is a magna cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University, where he earned Phi Beta Kappa and degrees in History and English.  He earned his law degree at Georgetown, where he completed a summer clerkship after his first year in the FERC Office of General Counsel, which was then housed in the old building on North Capitol Street.  He is a graduate of the public schools of Welch, West Virginia, where he grew up. 

Commissioner Christie served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Semper Fi.

The Resort at Coeur d'Alene

Hotel Accommodations

Located about 40 minutes from the Spokane, Washington Airport, The Resort at Coeur d'Alene is the destination of the 2022 WPTF Summer General Meeting.

About the Hotel:
The Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort is located in northern Idaho, on the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene, acclaimed by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. In the years since its founding in 1986, The Resort has grown into top travel site for visitors from near and far. In addition to its world-famous golf course featuring the world’s only floating green, amenities at the resort include The Coeur d’Alene Resort Spa, a marina, a fitness center and pools, shops, and various restaurants and nightlife—all featuring excellent service, incredible views, and an emphasis on beautiful natural surroundings.

Rooms are $279 - $379/night depending on room location.


To get on a wait list, call the hotel at 888-965-6542

Golf Tournament SOLD OUT

WPTF holds a golf tournament at each of its meetings. Join us on Thursday, Thursday, August 25th at the world famous Coeur d'Alend golf course. The Summer 2022 tournament will be individual play with tee times beginning at 9:30 a.m. Email frank@wptf.org for additional information on the golf outing.

Tournament includes:

  • Green fees, golf cart, practice balls and prizes!
  • Beverages on the course and lunch following 
  • Tournament Fee: $240
  • Rental clubs and shoes are not included


I'm registered as a member and I can no longer attend.
Cancellations will be accepted without penalty through Friday, August 19, 2022. If you are a member and cancel after that date, you will receive a cancellation invoice for $400 to cover some of the costs associated with guarantees WPTF has made with the hotel.

I'm registered as a non-member and I can no longer attend the meeting. Can I get a refund?
Refund requests will be honored through Friday, August 12, 2022. After this date, refunds will not be issued because all hotel food and beverage and conference supplies will have been guaranteed by that date. However, substitutes are welcome to attend in your place. Please send substitution information to frank@wptf.org. Refunds will not be processed until after the conference.

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