Western Power Trading Forum 

2023 Summer General Meeting:

August 23 - 25, 2023
The Resort at Coeur d'Alene
115 S. 2nd St.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

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

Program of Events

Wednesday, August 23
WPTF Board of Directors Meeting and Dinner (Board and invited guests only)

Thursday, August 24
9:00 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 Greggory Klatt, Douglass, Liddell & Klatt

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Daily Scenic Lake Cruise

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, Pat Wood, Former FERC Chairman
Presentation of the Kent Wheatland Award

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

Friday, August 25
8:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast

9:00 a.m.
Keynote speakers:

Gillian Clegg, Vice President, Energy Policy & Procurement, Pacific Gas and Electric

William Walsh, Vice President, Energy Procurement & Management, Southern California Edison

WPTF Consultant Presentations

Roundtable Discussion


1:00 p.m.
Program Concludes

Pat Wood

CEO, Hunt Energy Network
Former Chair of FERC

Pat Wood III is the past Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). The son of a small businessman, Mr. Wood has been a forceful advocate throughout his career for customer-centered, technology-unleashing competition and for robust infrastructure.

Today, as CEO of the Hunt Energy Network, Wood and his team are deploying a portfolio of distributed power assets across Texas. By the end of 2023, the team expects to have a portfolio of 25 distribution-interconnected batteries attached to the ERCOT power grid.

Mr. Wood has served as a director of a number of public energy companies: independent power producer Dynegy (Board chairman); solar pioneer SunPower (lead independent director), modular nuclear generation (NuScale) sponsor Spring Valley Acquisition Corp., natural gas producer Memorial Resource Development, and specialty construction firm Quanta Services. Mr. Wood is vice chair of the board of Luma Energy, overseeing the Quanta-ATCO joint venture to rebuild and operate the Puerto Rico utility system.

Gillian Clegg

Vice President, Energy Policy and Procurement

Pacific Gas and Electric

Clegg has more than two decades of experience in the energy policy and procurement field. Since joining PG&E in 2007, she has held key roles of increasing responsibility within the company's Energy Policy and Procurement team. Clegg's extensive experience includes effectively negotiating and procuring agreements for renewable energy, energy storage, resource adequacy and other wholesale market products, and overseeing planning, analysis and financial hedging for PG&E's electric portfolio. Additionally, she has developed numerous policy positions to support customers in legislative and regulatory matters.

Prior to PG&E, Clegg served as a Quantitative Analyst for Powerex, a power and natural gas trading company in Vancouver, Canada.

William Walsh

Vice President, Energy Procurement & Management

Southern California Edison

William Walsh is vice president of the Energy Procurement and Management organization at Southern California Edison (SCE). He is responsible for SCE’s wholesale energy contracting and management, energy and emissions trading, and wholesale energy market and settlement operations.

Previously, William was an Assistant General Counsel in the SCE Law Department. His groups were responsible for cybersecurity, litigating the company’s positions before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and all transactional work related to SCE’s energy procurement, interconnection agreements, and supply management activities.

William has held other legal management positions at SCE, including serving as the Director and Managing Attorney for the Resource Policy and Planning group, Power Procurement group, and Contracts and Intellectual Property group.

William has also served as the Manager of Renewable Procurement and was responsible for leading a team of originators in the procurement of all of SCE’s renewable power through competitive solicitations, bilateral opportunities, and standard renewable procurement programs.

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 2023 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 $289 - $429/night depending on room location.

The information to reserve your hotel room will be in your email confirmation. Note that changes or cancellations of your hotel reservation must be made 14 days in advance of your arrival date to avoid forfeiture of your one night's deposit.

Golf Tournament - Thursday, August 24
Sponsored by Greg Klatt, Douglass, Liddell & Klatt

WPTF holds a golf tournament at each of its meetings. Join us on Thursday, Thursday, August 24th at the world famous Coeur d'Alene golf course. The Summer 2023 tournament will be individual play with tee times beginning at 9:00 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, 2023. 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 19, 2023. 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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