PNWER delegates visit Juneau, Olympia, Salem, and Helena, as part of PNWER's annual Capital Visits. Throughout the year, PWNER also visited Victoria, Whitehorse, Ottawa, and Washington, D.C.
PNWER visits Whitehorse, Yukon, in partnership with Arctic Institute and Cold Climate Innovation to host a symposium funded by the U.S. Department of State and focused on the bilateral partnership between the Canada and the U.S. towards the enhancement of clean energy projects.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly visits PNWER's office in Seattle to discuss disaster resilience initiatives and U.S.-Canada border
||Minister of Transport Marc Garneau with Matt Morrison, Rep. Mike Cuffe, Bruce Agnew, and Hon. Larry Doke
CEO Matt Morrison, VP Hon. Larry Doke (SK), VP Rep. Mike Cuffe (MT), and other PNWER members visit Ottawa and meet with Minister of Transport Marc Garneau, Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr, and Parliamentary Secretary Andrew Leslie.
The Annual Summit is one of the largest ever. Over 840 legislators, business leaders, and policy-makers gather in Portland, OR. This year, the Summit partnered with the Oregon Coast Economic Summit and the Center for Regional Disaster Resilience's Disaster Resilience Symposium. Among the key issues discussed were NAFTA modernization and the Cascadia Innovation Corridor.
PNWER partners with Northeastern University's Global Resilience Institute
to host a workshop focused on the importance of protecting our critical infrastructure, particularly the nexus between our transportation systems and energy networks.
The Legislative Energy Horizon Institute (LEHI) graduated its seventh class. 35
legislators from the U.S. and Canada traveled to Washington, D.C. to take part in the
second half of the course. Over 200 legislators have graduated from the program since its inception and contributed over 12,000 hours of their own time to participate.
The Economic Leadership Forum took place in Victoria, B.C. The meeting included the Legislative Leadership Academy, a course on the differences and similarities between the Canadian and U.S. systems of government. At the meeting, the PNWER Delegate Council passed a significant resolution on NAFTA urging the Canada and U.S. governments to modernize NAFTA in a way that strengthens and mutually benefits both economies.
PNWER's Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) held a CyberSecurity Workshop highlighting ways in which the public and private sector can work together to protect against cyber threats to critical infrastructure. The workshop was one of many that the CRDR conducts each year on topics ranging from oil train safety, critical infrastructure protection, and disaster recovery.