ETCC Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Moving the Needle in Industrial Efficiency

This ETCC meeting will convene experts from industry, research centers, utility and government entities working to advance energy effiicency in industrial manufacturing and processing sectors. Featured speakers will unite stakeholder perspectives on topics ranging from innovative energy technologies and systems to advanced energy controls and processes. In the afternoon, a panel of ETCC members will present their respective visions for industrial utility emerging technology (ET) programs, as well facilitate a discussion with participants on challenges and opportunities in accelerating the adoption of energy efficient ETs in the industrial sector.

[OPTIONAL FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDEES] Two tours will be offered for attendees. The morning tour, from 8-9:15 am, will be held at SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA and will focus on advanced electric technologies in the industrial sector. The afternoon tour, from 3-4 pm, will give participants an opportunity to go ‘behind the scenes’ at the Southern California Gas’ Energy Resources Center (ERC). The ERC tour will feature the Boiler Water Heater Demo Lab and a demonstration of Eclipse’s industrial burner technology.


9:30 AM


10:00 AM

Welcome, Safety and ETCC Updates

Abdullah Ahmed, Program Manager, Emerging Technologies Program | Southern California Gas

10:15 AM

Session 1 “Innovative Energy Technologies & Systems”


Paden Cast, Review Engineer | Southern California Gas [moderator]

John McCown, Corporate Engineering | Eclipse, Inc.

Greg Danenhauer, VP of Engineering | Parker

Matt Gutschow, Heat Recovery Solutions | General Electric

11:30 AM

LUNCH (provided)


12:30 PM

Session 2 “Advanced Integrated Energy Controls & Processes”  

Jesse Martinez, Efficiency Engineering Supervisor | Southern California Gas [moderator]

James Matthews, SVP | PACE

Lory Larsen, Senior Research Engineer | Southern California Edison

Angela Shih, Professor | Cal Poly Pomona

Boaz Ur, Business Development and Strategy | Lightapp

1:55 PM

Emerging Technologies Program Support of Industrial Sector 

Panel discussion on role of CA emerging technologies programs, and interactive discussion on challenges and opportunities for engaging and moving the needle in the industrial sector

Jonathan Livingston, Business Facilitator | ETCC [moderator]

Rory Cox, Regulatory Analyst | California Public Utilities Commission

Abdullah Ahmed, Manager, Emerging Technologies Program | Southern California Gas

Paul Delaney, Project Manager, Emerging Technologies Program | Southern California Edison

Mangesh Basarkar, Manager, Emerging Technologies Program | Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Kate Zeng, Manager, Emerging Technologies Program | San Diego Gas & Electric

Bruce Baccei, Project Manager, Energy Efficiency & Renewables | Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Virginia Lew, Energy Efficiency Research Office Manager | California Energy Commission

3:00 PM


Abdullah Ahmed, Program Manager, Emerging Technologies Program | Southern California Gas

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM [OPTIONAL] Tour of Energy Resources Center
SoCal Gas Energy Resource Center: 9240 Firestone Blvd., Downey, CA 90241
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