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

Presentations

Presentations

PATHWAYS TO CALIFORNIA’S 2030 GREEN HOUSE GAS & RPS GOALS

With pending legislation at the state’s Capitol to raise California’s already high standards for renewable energy and energy efficiency, this pannel addressed how California can reach the 2030 GHG & RPS goals.

Moderator - Charlene Wardlow, Geothermal Program Manager, CA Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources

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James H. Caldwell Jr., Project Manager, Low Carbon Grid 2030 Study

Martin Hermann, CEO, 8minutenergy

Rod Colwell, CEO, Controlled Thermal Resources

 

IMPERIAL VALLEY RENEWABLE RESOURCES

Moderator- Andy Horne, Deputy County Executive Officer, Natural Resources Development.

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Vicken Kasarjian, Manager Energy Department, Imperial Irrigation District 
Robert Ferrara, Bona-Terra
Rahm Orenstein, Vice President of Business Development, Ormat Technologies
David Rubenstein, CEO, California Ethanol + Power 
Katherine R. Young, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 

 

LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Michael Gabaldon, P.E., Senior Manager, North America Water Business Line, Federal / State Market

 

THE FUTURE OF CLEAN ENERGY

During this panel were discussed balancing federal and state priorities and policies with the new administration and how government policies are affecting California and at the local level.

Moderator- Laura McDonald, Sunrise Strategies Group

April Bolduc, Electric Vehicle Customer Engagement Manager, SDG&E 
Andy Horne, Deputy CEO, County of Imperial 
John Lormon, Partner and Chair of Energy & Environment Practice Group, Procopio
Reegan Moen, Business Development Manager, SOLV Swinerton Renewable Energy
Antonio Ortega, Government Affairs Specialist, Imperial Irrigation District 

 

IMPERIAL VALLEY’S PATH FORWARD

Moderator - Timothy Kelley, President/CEO, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

Senator Ben Hueso, Representing the 40th District, State of California 
Secretary John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources
Ralph Cordova, Chief Executive Officer, County of Imperial 
Kevin Kelley, General Manager, Imperial Irrigation District
Tim Duane, Consultant, Procopio

 

BANQUET KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Representing 56th District, State of California 

 

EDUCATION AND ENTREPRENERURIAL WORKSHOP

Timothy Kelley, President & CEO, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

 

SAN DIEGO REGIONAL ENERGY INNOVATION NETWORK

John McMillan, SDSU Co‚ÄźDirector, San Diego Renewable Energy Innovation Network 

 

GEOTHERMAL 101 SESSION

This session explained the basics of geothermal heating and cooling

Jim Turner, Controlled Thermal Resources
Jason Czapla, Controlled Thermal Resources 
Dennis Kaspeneit, Geothermal Resources Council

 

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