Symposium Speakers and Topics

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Carla Peterman

Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

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Lyndon Rive

CEO, SolarCity

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Dawn Weisz

CEO, Marin Clean Energy

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Russ Hancock

President and CEO, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

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Margaret Bruce

Principal Solutionary, Manzanita Consulting Associates

Jeff Byron

Former Commissioner, California Energy Commission
Band of Angels Investor

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Sam Liccardo

Mayor, City of San Jose

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Ned Orrett

President, Resource Performance Partners, Inc.

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Rusty Klassen

Senior Strategic Advisor, Policy and Energy, Sonoma County Public Agencies

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Ken Smokoska

President, California Renewable Energy Solutions and Technologies, Inc.

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Don Bray

Executive Director, Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Smart Energy Enterprise Development programs (SEEDZ Initiative)

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Lauren Casey

Climate Protection Program Manager, Regional Climate Protection Authority

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Gavriella Keyles

Communications & Program Manager, RE-volv

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Angie Boakes

General Manager, Shell Alternative Energies’ Electric Mobility

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Gary Saleba

President and CEO, EES Consulting


Steve Fleming

President and CEO, River City Bank

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Dave Pine

Supervisor, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

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Barbara Hale

Assistant General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Power Enterprise


Andrew Cameron

Managing Director, Energy Producing Retail Reality

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Mike Kempa

Sales Manager, Siemens

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Urvi Parekh

Director of Origination, Western Region, US Utilities and Power Plants, Sunpower

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Shawn Marshall

Executive Director, LEAN Energy US

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Steve Schupe

General Counsel, Sonoma Clean Power

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David Erickson

Energy Division Staff Lead, California Public Utilities Commission

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Woody Hastings

Renewable Energy Manager, The Climate Center


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Angelina Galiteva

Board Member, California Independent System Operator

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Geof Syphers

CEO, Sonoma Clean Power

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Barbara Boswell

Director, Lancaster Choice Energy

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Mark Ferron

Mark Ferron

Member, Board of Governors, California Independent System Operator

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Cordel Stillman

Deputy Chief Engineer, Sonoma County Water Agency

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Craig Lewis

Executive Director, Clean Coalition

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Justin Kudo

Manager of Account Services, Marin Clean Energy

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Robert Pierce

Director of Energy Marketing, Shell Energy

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Martha Davis

Assistant General Manager/Executive Manager of Policy Development, Inland Empire Utilities Agency

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Joe Galliani

Chair, South Bay Clean Power

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Amy Rider

Program Analyst, Sonoma Clean Power

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Drake Welch

Vice President – Customer Care, Noble Americas Energy Solutions

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Samuel Golding

President, Community Choice Partners

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Howard Choy

General Manager, County of Los Angeles Office of Sustainability

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Joseph Como

Director, Office of Ratepayer Advocates

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Dolores Weller

Director, Central Valley Air Quality Coalition

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Melody Tovar

Division Manager, Regulatory Programs at City of Sunnyvale

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Jason Simon

Director of Policy and Regulatory Strategy, Enphase Energy

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Martha Amram

CEO, Wattzon

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Ian Parker

Vice President of Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking, Goldman Sachs

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Ann Hancock

Executive Director, The Climate Center

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David Kaneda

Managing Principal, Integral Group

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Brad Heavner

Policy Director, California Solar Energy Industries Association

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Curtis Tongue

Co-Founder and CMO, Ohmconnect

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Jamillah Jordan

Outreach Coordinator, MIG



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  • Community Choice 101: Governance, risk assessment, financing, procurement, operations
  • Critical elements of successful Community Choice programs
  • Community Choice 201: Getting up and operating fast
  • Designing programs that drive economic development
  • Opportunities and challenges of developing distributed energy resources
  • Policy and regulatory trends that will impact local energy efforts
  • How bad is the PCIA exit fee and what can be done about it
  • Top local renewable energy and efficiency programs
  • Financing CCE’s: Addressing the bottleneck
  • Forecasts about the utilities, regulations and markets of the future
  • Leveraging storage, electric vehicles and microgrids, to enhance local energy projects
  • Community Choice as a system integrator and platform for innovation
  • The water energy nexus and how they relate to developing CCE programs
  • What do local programs need from the state and how they can get it



Noble Americas Energy Solutions


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Center for Resource Solutions

Lancaster Choice Energy

Marin Clean Energy


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