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Day 1, Thursday May 11: Renewables 100 Policy Institute
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  2nd International Conference  

    Irvine, CA  |  May 11-12, 2017   

Program

Day 1 - Thursday May 11  


        Day 1 - Thursday  May 11,  2017 

 

7:45 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration, Networking Breakfast


8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

8:45 AM– 9:00 AM

S. David Freeman - Renewable Energy: It's Time to Take the Offense


9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

PANEL #1: ELECTRIFICATION OF TRANSPORTATION

Moderator: Alejandro Zamorano-Cadavid, Specialist, Advanced Transport, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • Matt Horton, CCO, Proterra 

  • Steve Chadima, Sr. Vice President, External Affairs & Director of California Initiatives at Advanced Energy Economy

  • Ryan McCarthy, Science & Technology Policy Advisor, California Air Resources Board


10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Martin Hermann, CEO, 8minutenergy Renewables - Energy in Abundance- Clean, Affordable and Sooner Than You Think

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Coffee Break


10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

PANEL #2: THE BUILDING SECTOR’S ROLE IN A 100% RENEWABLE FUTURE

Moderator: Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission

  • Matt Eggers, Vice President, Yardi Energy

  • Marvin Kropke, Business Manager, IBEW Local 11

  • Merrian Borgeson, Sr. Scientist, Energy Program, NRDC

  • Bill Kelly, Vice President, Commercial Americas, Sunpower Corp.

  • Michael Strong, Senior Project Manager, Pankow Builders

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

LUNCH & NETWORKING


1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Ken Alex, Sr. Advisor, Office of Governor Brown –Subnational Leadership on the 100% Renewable Energy Transition 

1:15 PM – 1:25 PM

David Olsen, Governor, California Independent System Operator (CAISO) – CAISO Strategy Overview

1:25 PM – 2:30 PM

PANEL #3: THE ENERGY GRID OF THE FUTURE

Moderator: David Olsen, Governor, CAISO

  • Janice Lin, Executive Director, CESA

  • Dr. Steve Davis, Associate Professor, UCI

  • Dr. Jack Brower, Associate Professor, UCI, Associate Director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) and Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP)

  • Dr. Harry Lehmann, General Director, German Federal Environment Agency

  • Dr. Keith Casey, Sr. Vice President of Market and Infrastructure Development, CAISO


2:30 PM– 2:45 PM

Ivo Steklac, CEO, Aquahydrex - The Cutting Edge of Renewable Hydrogen Solutions

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Networking Coffee Break

 

3:00 PM– 3:10 PM

Diane Moss, Renewables 100 Policy Institute: Overview of Regional and Local 100% Renewable Energy Targets

3:10 PM - 3:25 PM

The Honorable Chris Lee, Hawaii State Representative: Taking 100% Renewable Energy from Vision to State Action

3:25 PM – 3:40 PM

The Honorable R. Rex Parris, Mayor of Lancaster: Making a City Into a Renewable Energy Capital


3:40 PM – 4:55 PM

PANEL #4: CALIFORNIA LOCAL LEADERSHIP

Moderator: Dr. Mark Gold, Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability, UCLA

  • Jonathan Abendschein, Assistant Director of Resource Management, City of Palo Alto Utility

  • Cody Hooven, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of San Diego

  • Nicole Capretz, Executive Director, Climate Action Campaign

  • Jessie Denver, Energy Manager, San Francisco Department of the Environment


4:55 – 5:00

CONCLUDING REMARKS - Renewables 100 Policy Institute

5:00 – 6:00

NETWORKING RECEPTION

 

Day 2 - May 12