Past Event Speakers

 2017 Topic Speaker
June
The Growing Storage
Marketplace
CODY HILL
MEGHA LAKHCHAURA
LS Power Development, LLC
Sunrun, Inc.

April
Our Energy Opportunities
and How To Realize Them
GEORGE SHULTZ
Advisory Council Chair
Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency
Stanford University
March
The Future of California’s
Energy Policy
JAN
SMUTY-JONES
President & CEO
Independent Energy
Producers Association

February
The Future of California’s
Energy Policy
GAVIN
NEWSOM
Lieutenant Governor
State of California
January
Annual Awards Luncheon:
2016 Annual Award
for Achievement
MIKE
FLORIO
Commissioner
CA Public Utilities Commission
 2016 Topic Speaker
December
Formation of a Regional
Energy Market
STEVE
BERBERICH
President & CEO
California ISO
November
2016 Election Recap
MARISA
LAGOS
Political Reporter
KQED
October
Updates From the CPUC
CATHERINE
SANDOVAL
Commissioner
CA Public Utilities Commission
September
Legislative Round Up!
MIKE
GATTO
Chair, Utilities & Commerce
Committee-CA
State Assembly
July
Renewable Integration
and The Big Short
GARY
ACKERMAN
Executive Director
Western Power Trading Forum
June
The Distribution System
of the Future
STEVEN
MALNIGHT
SVP, Regulatory Affairs
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
May
Annual Spring Seminar
Seminar Agenda
 
April
ORA: A Vision for the Future
ELIZABETH
ECHOLS
Director, Office of Ratepayer Advocates
California Public Utilities Commission
March
Predictions on California’s
Energy Future
JAN
SMUTNY-JONES
Executive Director
Independent Energy
Producers Associations
February
Grid Edge Technologies:
Friend or Foe to Utilities?
SUSAN P.
KENNEDY
Founder & CEO
Advanced Microgrid Solutions
January
COP-21 & California’s
Commitment to Address
Global Climate Change
KEN ALEX
Director OPR/Senior Advisor
Off. of Governor Jerry Brown
 2015 Topic Speaker
December
2015 Annual Awards for Achievement:

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KEVIN DeLEON
President Pro Tempore
California State Senate
November
Making California’s
Clean Energy
Future a Reality
MARK
FERRON
Board of Governors,
California ISO
October
California’s Energy Landscape
and the Evolution Towards a
Digital Grid
LARS
LEE-POTRECK
Vice President,
Siemens Digital Grid
September
Law, Policy and Making the
CPUC a More Effective Agency
AROCLES
AGUILAR
General Counsel,
California Public Utilities Commission
July
The SVLG Energy Committee
and California/U.S. Energy
Policy
TIM
McRAE
Senior Energy Director,
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
June
The Long-Term Outlook for
North American Gas Markets
GEORGE
WAYNE
Director, Market Services
Kinder-Morgan
May
Annual Spring Seminar
Seminar Agenda
April
Retail Transaction
Platforms for California:
The Grid of People
ED
CAZALET
Founder & CEO, TeMix Inc.
VP, MegaWatt Storage Farms, Inc.
March
Air Quality & Climate
Change Challenges in
California & the Bay Area
JACK
BROADBENT
Chief Executive Officer,
Bay Area Air Quality
Management District
February
Transforming California’s
Transportation Sector and its
Effect on the Power Sector
JANEA
SCOTT
Commissioner,
California Energy Commission
January
2015 Annual Awards Luncheon:

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2015 Annual Award for Achievement Recipient:
SEVERIN BORENSTEIN
Director Emeritus
UC California
Haas Energy Institute
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