10th Annual
Renewable Energy Summit
March 15-17, 2017

IVRES 2017

IVRES 2017

The Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation wishes to thank all the sponsors, exhibitors, staff, volunteers and attendees of the tenth annual Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit "The Energy Water Nexus".

After 10 years of promoting utility scale renewable energy development in Imperial Valley, we are proud to witness how this industry has propelled our region to be considered as the Renewable Energy Capital.

 

ABOUT THE IMPERIAL VALLEY

The Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit is the premier annual event promoting utility scale renewable energy development  in Imperial Valley. This region is already loading the state’s Renewable Energy Portfolio (RPS) with its current production of about 725 MW of geothermal energy, 1,200 MW of solar and 265 MW of wind energy. Here the renewable energy potential is off the charts, some estimates setting it as high as 42,283 MW. Additionally the region boarders Mexico, offering easy access to major markets in the state, the rest of the nation and the world.

With the state’s 50 percent RPS, its stringent greenhouse reduction regulations and now rumors of a 100 percent RPS in the offing, interest in Imperial Valley renewable energy development is again intense. The 10th Annual Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit took place on March 15-17, 2017 at the Imperial Palms Hotel and Resort at Barbara Worth and gathered more than 300 attendees, including developers, contractors, investors, financiers, legislators, regulators, operators and Real Estate professionals, to capitalize on wealth of opportunities inherent in this unique region of Southeastern California. 

 

THE ENERGY WATER NEXUS

The event featured three days of exciting, comprehensive program of engaging speakers and ample networking opportunities. In addition, the Summit included: a press conference, a banquet, a business-to-business expo and tours of renewable energy facilities. Tour participants had the opportunity to visit the Salton Sea, as well as Imperial Irrigation District- Battery Energy Storage System, Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West, Energysource John L. Featherstone Plant,  Ormat Geothermal Plant–Heber 2, San Diego State University- Sustainability Center and Imperial Valley College Solar Facility.

          

   

PRESS CONFERENCE

 

      

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Ben Hueso
Senator 40th District 
 
Eduardo Garcia
Assemblymember 56th District 
 
John Laird
Secretary of Natural Resources
 
Michael Gabaldon
P.E., DCS Americas, Water Business LineLearn more                                       
Laura McDonald
President, Sunrise Strategies Group. Learn more                                  
James H. Caldwell Jr.
Project Manager
Low Carbon Grid 2030 Study.Learn more
 

 

 

SPONSORS 2017

 

TITLE LEVEL SPONSOR

 

PREMIER LEVEL SPONSOR

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR

 

BREAKFAST SPONSOR

 

GOLD LEVEL SPONSOR

                

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SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS 

            

 

                           WINE SPONSOR                        LUNCH SPONSOR               RECEPTION SPONSOR

                                                                                                

 

        TOUR SPONSOR                   FRIDAY BREAKFAST SPONSOR

                   

 

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR

CalEnergy Operating Corporation 

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting

Chambers Group Inc.

Chula Vista Electric

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott - El Centro

Imperial Printers

Imperial Valley College Foundation

Laborers' Union Local 1184

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

San Diego County Water Authority

Sempra Renewables

Solar - Frontier

Southern California Association of Governments

Southern Power

 

 

 

EXHIBITORS 2017

8minutenergy Renewables 

Ballington Academy for the Arts and Sciences

Barrett Biological Surveys and Wildlife Art 

California Vanpool Authority

County of Imperial

Earth Systems 

Employment Training Panel 

Geothermal Resources Council 

Kosol Energie

IBEW Local 569 - NECA 

Imperial County Workforce Development Board

Imperial Valley College 

Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center 

Port of San Diego

San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Cluster

San Diego State University- Sustainable Energy Center

Smartflower

 

 

TOURS 

Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center - West Imperial Irrigation District - Battery Energy Storage System
SDSU - Center for Energy Sustainability Imperial Valley College - Solar Energy Facility

 

 

 

NEWS

 
Energy Nexus primes Valley to be World’s Renewable Energy capital

Organizers give outlook of what to expect at Energy and water summit

Optimism high regarding Salton Sea and renewables
Legislators get firsthand experience with Salton Sea and its challenges 
   
10th Annual Renewable Energy and Water Summit

 

 

 

 

COVERAGE IN SPANISH

Presentan en Valle Imperial lo más innovador en Energías Renovables

 

Segundo día de la cumbre de energías renovables


 

 

 NETWORKING APP

       

      

 

The 10th Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit attendees were able to access Whova, our official app. This innovative mobile tool allowed plenty of networking opportunities during the three-day event!

This app featured Attendee SmartProfiles, Business Card Scanning and Exchanging, Business Card Management, as well as One-on-One Chat system. Additionally, attendees had access to the agenda, including sponsors and exhibitors.

 

We've had a few questions from attendees and wanted to share the answers to these common questions with you.


1. May I keep using Whova app to scan other business cards?

Absolutely. You can continue to use Whova app to scan any business card you receive from anywhere, not just from this event.

2. How long would the event information remain in Whova app?

The event information will remain in the Whova app for at least 6 months. Regardless, your contacts, scanned cards, and messages will always be available in the app.

 

  

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