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International Conference

Berkeley, CA  |  April 12-13, 2018


The conference gathers senior experts from multiple disciplines and several continents to share their insights and perspectives in keynote presentations and panel discussions.



Confirmed Speakers
More Speakers Coming Soon

Ken Alex
Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Jerry Brown

Byron Benton
Training Director, IBEW-NECA Zero Net Energy Center

Jack Brouwer
Associate Director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) and Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP), University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Elizabeth Doris
Principal Laboratory Program Manager for State Local, and Tribal Governments, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Michael Eckhart
Managing Director & Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability, Citigroup

Mark Ferron
Board of Governors, California Independent System Operator

Nicholas Flanders
Co Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OPUS 12

Angelina Galiteva
Founding Board Chair, Renewables 100 Policy Institute

Mark Gold
Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, UCLA

Peter F. Green
Deputy Laboratory Director, Science and Technology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

David Hochschild
Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Danny Kennedy
Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund

Susan Kennedy
Founder & CEO, Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Sebastián Kind
Undersecretary of State for Renewable Energy Argentina, Ministry of Energy and Mining

Jennifer Jean Kropke
Director of Environmental and Workforce Engagement, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union Eleven (IBEW11)

The Honorable Kevin de León
California State Senate President pro Tempore

The Honorable Chris Lee
Chair, Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Dr. Harry Lehmann
General Director, German Federal Environment Agency 

Salvador Llamas
Chief Operating Officer, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit)

Erica Mackie
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GRID Alternatives

Joel Makower
Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group Inc.

Andrew McAllister
Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Ryan McCarthy
Science and Technology Policy Advisor, California Air Resources Board

Diane Moss
Founding Director, Renewables 100 Policy Institute

Angela Johnson Meszaros
Staff Attorney with Earthjustice, California Regional Office

David Olsen
Chair, California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Board of Governors

Ric O’Connell
Executive Director, GridLab Energy

Carla J. Peterman
Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Nancy E. Pfund
Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners

Ryan Popple
President and CEO, Proterra

Talita Porto
Board of Directors, Electric Energy Trading Chamber (CCEE), Brazil

Dr. Ramamoorthy Ramesh
Endowed Chair in Energy Technologies, University of California Berkeley

Debbie Raphael
Director, San Francisco Department of the Environment

Clifford Rechtschaffen
Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

The Honorable Kate Sears
Marin County Supervisor

The Honorable Nancy Skinner
California State Senator

Dan Shugar
CEO, NEXTracker

Geof Syphers
Chief Executive Officer, Sonoma Clean Power

Rob Threlkeld
Global Manager of Renewable Energy, General Motors

The Honorable Phil Ting
California State Assembly Member

Aura Vasquez
Commissioner, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Jonathan M. Weisgall
Vice President for Government Relations, Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company

Montserrat Ramiro Ximénez
Commissioner, Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico

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