March 2023 – Wastewater Heat Recovery

Every day, we spend money to heat water that gets wastefully dumped down the drain. Speakers will explore this emerging clean energy topic, which will have three new demonstration projects breaking ground in 2023 – and the technology could help decarbonize large buildings by as much as 80%. We invite you to join this dynamic lunch conversation at the Perkins Coie office downtown Seattle with ample time to network.

Sponsor Remarks:

Pamela J. Anderson, PartnerPerkins Coie LLP

Pam Anderson has more than 25 years of experience in regulatory proceedings, litigation, and policy in the energy industry. She represents natural gas and electric utilities, rural cooperatives and municipalities, pipeline and storage companies, renewable energy project developers and large consumers of energy resources throughout the country. She has represented clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as well as various state utility commissions.

Pam counsels clients on utility rate and prudency issues, sustainability and climate change, policy matters and rulemakings, affiliate transactions, Presidential Permits, electric reliability, energy efficiency and conservation rules as well as investigations and enforcement proceedings. She also advises companies on energy transactions, including power purchase agreements, natural gas and pipeline capacity procurement, biomethane and renewable natural gas agreements, infrastructure agreements and purchases and sales of environmental attributes.



Jodi Guthrie, Global Director of SalesSHARC Energy

Washington, Alaska and British Columbia have been called home to Jodi for her entire life.  A true Northwestern.  When the opportunity to join SHARC Energy presented itself, it was a venture into a new industry, but not a new role.  Launching new technology was established early when she worked in her family’s OEM during her college years in Bellingham, WA.  SHARC Energy is unique as an OEM, the only technology of its kind in the world.  SHARC isn’t just building a system, they are creating an industry.

WET – wastewater energy transfer, is being seen as a key component for municipal clean energy infrastructure, available immediately for implementation.  Jodi’s focus for 2023 and beyond is bringing to Municipal authorities the template to expediate Private/Public partnership of WET solutions. 


Erika Kinno, Research and Policy Project Manager of Resource Recovery and Wastewater Treatment Division, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Erika Kinno is the Research & Policy Manager for King County Wastewater Treatment Division’s (WTD) Resource Recovery, working closely with the Sustainability, Technology Assessment, Energy, Biosolids, and Recycled Water programs to coordinate research projects and policy development. Erika is a member of the Resource Recovery Section’s strategy team and manages WTD’s new Sewer Heat Recovery initiative. 

Erika confirms that policy is informed by sound scientific study, and that research projects are developed to answer real-world questions. She ensures results are distilled into straightforward business language that decision-makers and community members find actionable. Before coming to WTD, Erika was a Policy Liaison for the Hazardous Waste Management Program with Public Health – Seattle & King County, and a longtime Aide to former King County Councilmember Larry Phillips. 


Pete McGing, VP Building Systems Engineer, Equity Residential

Pete McGing is currently the 1st VP Building Systems Engineer at Equity Residential (EQR, NYSE), a national real estate investment trust with approximately 80,000 rental apartments coast to coast.  Pete’s main responsibility with EQR entails the development and execution of capital expense projects related to sustainability compliance with Building Energy Performance Standards, and other decarbonization efforts.  Prior to his current role, Pete worked with EQR as the 1st VP Construction Services for East Coast markets.


Markham McIntyre, Director, Office of Economic Development, City of Seattle

Markham McIntyre was born and raised in Seattle on Capitol Hill. Before joining the Office of Economic Development (OED), he was the Executive Vice President at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, where he led economic development, equity partnerships, and regional outreach. Prior to working at the Chamber, Markham worked for then-Congressman Jay Inslee and, before that, he was a farmer in East King County. He’s passionate about Seattle sports, being outdoors, and supporting our local businesses. He lives with his wife, Alexa, and two kids, Grace and Bo, in Madrona, a few miles away from where he grew up.

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Upcoming Series for 2023:

Every second Wednesday of the month

  • April 12 – C-Suite Roundtable on Developing a Skilled, Inclusive Workforce – Register Here
  • September 13 – District Energy, Deep Lake Water Cooling, and Salmon Habitat Restoration in the Lake Washington Lake Canal
  • October 11 (During Fusion Week)Fusion Energy: Policy, Regulations, and Siting

Past Lunch Series Speakers:

2023 Lunch Speakers

  • March 2023 – Wastewater Heat Recovery
  • February 2023 – Future-Proofing Buildings: Sustainable, Efficient Design for Energy Retrofits
  • January 2023 – The BUILT Cluster: Working Together for Infrastructure Decarbonization

2022 Lunch Speakers

  • October 2022 – The Future of Fusion Regulations and the Need for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • September 2022 – The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on the Clean Energy Industry
  • May 2022 – Innovative Approaches to Organic Waste Management (Hybrid)
  • April 2022 – Ocean Energy, Marine Fuels & the Blue Economy
  • March 2022 – Trends in the CleanTech Funding Landscape
  • February 2022– Salmon Conservation
  • January 2022 – Hydrogen Technologies

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