ETCC Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:30am to 2:15pm

Innovative Technologies and Practices in the Agricultural and Food Industry

This ETCC meeting will convene experts from industry, research centers, utility and government entities working to advance agricultural and food industry energy efficiency through innovative technologies and strategies.

Featured speaker David Zoldoske directs Fresno State University’s Center for Irrigation Technology. Dr. Zoldoske will present on the state of agribusiness and role of agricultural technology in California. Panelists from Grundfos, Woolf Farming & Processing, and Advanced Energy Innovations will join Dr. Zoldoske to share perspectives on the efficient use of water and energy in food production, processing and distribution.

In the afternoon, California utility and state energy agency representatives will discuss their vision for the agricultural and industrial sectors, and will share findings from relevant emerging technology projects. The ETCC presenters will be joined by the morning panelists from Grundfos, Woolf Farming & Processing, Advanced Energy Innovations and the Center for Irrigation Technology.

The ETCC is a collaborative working group consisting of SCE, PG&E, SDG&E, SoCal Gas, SMUD and the CEC, with oversight from the CPUC. The Council hosts quarterly meetings to discuss their vision for emerging technologies, provide project updates and seek input from industry experts. This ETCC meeting is hosted by Southern California Edison (SCE). 

A PDF of the presentations is available for download at the bottom of this page ("Q4 ETCC Public Meeting 10.20.2013" - 24.6 MB).

Space is limited, so if you would like to attend (either in-person or via webinar), please register at





9:30 am

Continental Breakfast & networking


10:00 am

Welcome, Safety, and Introductions

Edwin Hornquist, Southern California Edison

10:05 am

ETCC Updates and Calendar of Events

Edwin Hornquist, Southern California Edison

10:15 am

Bread Basket of the World: The state of agribusiness and role of agricultural technology in California

David Zoldoske, CSU Center for Irrigation Technology

10:45 am

From the Field to Food Market - moderated panel discussion

Henrik Skov Laursen, Grundfos

Michael Sesko, Woolf Farming & Processing

Ken Patterson, Advanced Energy Innovations

Moderator: Marrs Gist, Tulare Energy Education Center

11:30 am

CA Energy Efficiency Industrial Strategic & Action Plans

Rory Cox, California Public Utilities Commission

12:00 pm



12:45 pm

Opportunities for Industry-Utility Collaboration: ETCC Members’ Vision for Ag and Emerging Technologies, and Industry Needs and Engagement

Representatives from California Energy Commission, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Gas, and Sacramento Municipal Utility District plus morning speakers from the Center for Irrigation Technology, Grundfos, Woolf Farming & Processing, Advanced Energy Innovations and California Public Utilities Commission

2:15 pm




Energy Education Center: 4175 South Laspina Street, Tulare, CA
Event Host: