Northwest Energy Systems Symposium (NWESS) 2022


The IEEE NWESS 2022 is scheduled for the University of Washington April 6&7, 2022.  The Format will be Virtual only. 

This year the theme of the conference is “Transforming the Northwest Energy System”. 

NWESS 2022 is a day and half symposium that focuses on a wide range of topics and provides information on how to best address some of the most pressing energy issues facing our region.

The symposium is an industry driven conference; the topics are suggested and voted on by the Industry. The symposium is a combination of presentations and discussions.

Key Note Speakers to open the conference 

  • Seattle City Light - Debra Smith, CEO/General Manager
  • Snohomish PUD - John Haarlow, CEO/General Manager
  • Tacoma Power - Chris Robinson, Superintendent

Topics to be presented

  • Pacific Northwest Regional Energy Assessment - Hydro, Thermal, Renewables
  • Washington State Northwest Regional Energy Transition - Carbon Free Energy Systems by 2045
  • Regional Transportation Electrification – Regional Efforts, Ferries, Buses, etc.
  • Reliability and Resiliency – Regional Utility Assessments
  • Distribution Planning – New Tools and Advancing the Future
  • Transportation Electrification – Local Utility Initiatives
  • Utility, Community and Residential Scale Solar economics and system impacts


NWESS  is sponsored by the electric energy industry in the Pacific Northwest, the IEEE and the Electrical Energy program at the University of Washington.

University of Washington, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Bonneville Power Administration

Snohomish County PUD

Puget Sound Energy

Seattle City Light

Peninsula Light

Tacoma Power

  Date and Time




  • Start time: 06 Apr 2022 07:30 AM
  • End time: 07 Apr 2022 05:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) US/Pacific
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  • Seattle, Washington
  • United States




  • Starts 16 February 2022 06:00 AM
  • Ends 07 April 2022 10:00 AM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) US/Pacific
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The NWESS 2022 full program with speaker biographies and abstacts is available at NWESS 2022 Agenda

Registration: Non IEEE members $150, IEEE members $125, Active students are free.

Registration as a student requires an education email address.

 The NWESS 2022 event meeting Passcode will be sent to registered attendees on Monday April 4th.

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