California Roundtable 2011

 

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Montreux Energy’s 7th annual California Clean Energy Roundtable continues as an invitation-only, interactive stakeholder workshop featuring many recognized experts, thought leaders and stakeholders from industry, government, academia, research and investment to discuss the future of clean, low-carbon power and transportation in California.

Should your company wish to participate in this year’s Roundtable,
please contact Montreux Energy as soon as possible.

Wednesday, September 28: Afternoon arrivals, Registration & Evening Welcome, 6pm
Thursday, September 29:

1) Opening Keynote: LEADERSHIP IN GLOBAL CLEAN ENERGY

8:30 – 10:30am

  • California RPS and LCFS: models for a National Clean Energy Standard?
  • Meeting GHG and other environmental goals in an era of uncertain incentives
  • The grid and natural gas pipeline systems: changing players and supply chains
  • Communicating clean energy visions and objectives to consumers

Speakers:

Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board, Sacramento
Dr Graeme Sweeney, Executive Vice President, CO2, Shell, London
Dr Barry Wallerstein, Executive Officer, S Coast Air Quality Mgmt District, Diamond Bar
Timothy Alan Simon, Commissioner, California PUC, San Francisco
Kristin Eberhard, Western Energy & Climate, NRDC, Santa Monica
• Heather QuinleyHead of Environmental Policy, Duke Energy, Charlotte

Break: 10:30 – 11am

Session 2) A FUTURE OF CLEAN POWER GENERATION

11am – 12:30pm

  • Next gen power plants: digitized, connected, virtual, smarter
  • Energy efficiency, large-scale DER, CCHP, and CCS
  • Natural gas: matching demand with infrastructure investment
  • Ranking options by energy, carbon, and water

Speakers:

• Les StarckVP of Local Public Affairs, SoCal Edison, San Francisco
• William JayneRegion Executive – West Region, GE Energy, Ontario
• Kathy MusselmanVP, Corporate Solutions, Swiss Re, Windsor (co-chair)
Peter Belisle, President, Energy & Sustainability Services, Jones Lang Lasalle, Los Angeles
Dave Roberts, VP Business Development & Strategic Sales, OSIsoft, San Leandro
Jana Corey, Dir. of Strategy, Customer Energy Solutions, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Francisco

Luncheon: 12:30 – 1:30pm

Speaker:

• Dian GrueneichPartner, Morrison Foerster, San Francisco

Session 3) CAN THE AUTOMOBILE MEET U.S. FUEL ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS?

1:30 – 2:00pm

  • What is the likely ICE fuel and emissions profile of the U.S. auto fleet in 2025?

Speakers:

Mary Nickerson, Manager, Advanced Technologies Group, Toyota, Torrance
Robert Gardner, Manager, Economics & Energy, ExxonMobil, Houston

Session 4) LOWER CARBON, ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION FUELS & VEHICLES

2:00 – 3:30pm

  • Which new technologies can meet consumer AND fuel and emission expectations?
  • How will NGVs compare and compete with biofuels/biodiesel and other alt fuels?
  • Wide adoption of NGV’s in CA: the vehicles and views of home natural gas refueling
  • NGV fueling and smart charging: Turning slow adopters into FAST adopters

Speakers:

• Jonathan BurkeVP, Global Market Development, Westport Innovations, Vancouver
• Jeff ReedMarket Devel & Emerging Technologies, SoCal Gas, Los Angeles
• Dr Tim BrownTechnology Manager, Sustainable Transportation & Energy, UC Irvine, Irvine
• Steven EllisManager Fuel Cell Marketing, Honda, Torrance
Rob Bearman, Director, Global Alliances, Utilities & Energy, Better Place, Palo Alto
Michael Bissonette, SVP & General Mngr, Efficient Energy Systems, AeroVironment, Monrovia
Ed Kjaer, Director, Electric Transportation, SoCal Edison, Rosemead

Break: 3:30 – 4pm

Session 5) GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION POLICIES TO GET US THERE

4 – 4:30pm

  • Policies to maximize commercialization & adoption AND minimize fuel use & GHG
  • Are state and federal tax incentives performance-based? Should they be?
  • What policies best stimulate R&D for auto technologies?

Speakers:

Bill Anderson, Principal/Vice President, AECOM, San Diego

Clean Energy Roundtable Discussion Sessions: 4:30 – 5:30pm

Roundtable Evening Networking Reception overlooking the Pacific Ocean: 5 – 6:30 pm

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Tony Haymet, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla

Friday, September 30:

Session 6) SCALING RENEWABLE ENERGY, PAIRING WITH SMART ENERGY STORAGE

8:30 – 10am

  • Leveraging incentives for renewables commercialization
  • Grid reliability security and storage; building-scale PV and PV storage
  • Renewables & NG: Friends, foes, frienemies? Waste-to-energy, RNG, biogas, biofuels
  • Renewably-charged EVs: pursuing the tailpipe endgame

Speakers:

Dr Byron Washom, Director, Strategic Energy Initiatives, UCSD, San Diego
David van Hoogstratten, Director, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, BP, Washington
Tristan Grimbert, President and CEO, enXco, San Diego

Break: 10 – 10:30am

Session 7) CA AB2514 AND ENERGY STORAGE: PATHWAYS TO IMPLEMENTATION

10:30am – 11:30 am

Speakers:

Dr Keith Casey, Vice President, California ISO, Folsom
Charlie Vartanian, Director, Grid Integration, A123 Systems, Watertown

Session 8) CALIFORNIA CLEAN ENERGY ROUNDTABLE LEADERSHIP PLENARY

12 – 1:30pm

  • Major clean energy projects and initiatives
  • Venture capital: top prospects for technology game-changers
  • New designs for biofuels, batteries, and charging
  • IT and communications as a foundation of a smart, clean energy future

Speakers:

Kat Willson, Dir., Business Dev., & Partner, Envtl. Sustainability Team, Microsoft, Redmond
• Paul De Martini, CTO & VP Innovation, Smart Grid Business Unit, Cisco Systems, San Jose
• Tracey GroseVP & Director, Research & Strategic Devel, Collaborative Economics, San Mateo
Matt Futch, Global Policy Lead, Energy & Utilities, IBM, Denver
Jay Kyathsandra, Marketing Manager and Product Strategist, Intel Data Center and Connected Systems Group, San Jose

End of Roundtable: Friday 2pm