Business of Local Energy Symposium 2017 Presentations

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Morning Breakout Panels

The Basics of Starting a Community Choice Energy Program

  • Moderator: Margaret Bruce, Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition Program Manager, Local Government Commission
  • Steve Shupe, Counsel, Sonoma Clean Power
  • Dave Pine, Supervisor, County of San Mateo
  • Anne Falcon, Senior Associate, EES Consulting

Programs That Create Value for Customers

CCE 3.0 – IDER Nirvana

CCE Energy Ecosystem: Opportunities and Challenges

Innovative Partnerships: Big Ideas to Optimize CCE Impact


Afternoon Breakout Panels

Energy Democracy: Engaging all Stakeholders

  • Moderator: Dolores Weller, Director, Central Valley Air Quality Coalition
  • Dr. Gisele Fong, End Oil, Executive Director, Clean Our Ports
  • Joe Galliani, Chair, South Bay Clean Power
  • Jessica Tovar, Organizer, Local Clean Energy Alliance
  • Jennifer Kropke, Director of Workforce and Environmental Engagement, IBEW 11

Preparing for Lift-Off in Southern California

  • Moderator: Howard Choy, (retired) General Manager, Office of Sustainability for the County of Los Angeles
  • Jennifer Cregar, Project Supervisor, Energy and Sustainability, County of Santa Barbara
  • Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer, County of Los Angeles
  • Jack Clark, Deputy Director, Environmental Services Department, Energy and Sustainability Division, County of San Diego

Financing: From Start-up to Program

  • Moderator: Seth Baruch, President, Carbonomics
  • Ian Parker, Managing Director, Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking, Goldman Sachs
  • Steve Fleming, President and Chief Executive Officer, RiverCity Bank
  • Jeff Waller, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute

Operational Efficiency, Balancing Priorities and Staying out of Trouble

  • Moderator: Shawn Marshall, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Local Energy Aggregation Network
  • Kirby Dusel, Vice President, Pacific Energy Advisors
  • Jan Pepper, Chief Executive Officer, Peninsula Clean Energy
  • Geof Syphers, Chief Executive Officer, Sonoma Clean Power

State Legislative and Regulatory Opportunities and Threats

  • Facilitator: Joe Como, Former Director, Division of Ratepayer Advocates
  • Barbara Hale, Assistant General Manager, CleanPower SF
  • Neal Reardon, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Sonoma Clean Power
  • Shalini Swaroop, Deputy General Counsel, MCE Clean Energy

Plenary Panel: Unlocking the Promises of Distributed Energy Resources

Plenary Panel: California Community Choice Leaders – Lessons Learned