ET Summit: Spring 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

 

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Welcome & Keynote

Video: ET Summit - Welcome and Keynote - April 27, 2018

The 2018 Spring ET Summit keynote address will be delivered by Andrew Blume covering topics including: a state of the agriculture industry overview, Southern Company’s sponsorship of ‘Aglanta’, Alabama Power and their Freight Farm, a comparison of the photosynthetic efficiency of plants versus the efficiency of PV, the water efficiency of hydroponics, and vertical farming versus greenhouses.

Keynote Speaker:

 


 

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Integrated Efficiency Solutions in the Industrial Space

Video: ET Summit - Integrated Efficiency Solutions - April 27, 2018

When it comes to getting multi-system or whole-building results, industrial facilities often face more challenges than the commercial and residential sectors. This panel will discuss up-and-coming technologies and strategies to help industries reduce energy and operating costs in the industrial sector.

Speakers:

  • Andrew Campbell (download slides) – Executive Director, Energy Institute at Haas, U.C. Berkeley
  • Philip Gleckman (download slides) – Chief Executive Officer, Sunvapor

Moderator:

  • Michael Lozano – Senior Mechanical Engineer, California Energy Commission

 


 

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Kigali Lives! The Latest in Alternative Refrigerants

Video: ET Summit - Kigali Lives - April 27, 2018

A discussion about real-world experience using natural refrigerants in industrial refrigeration and process cooling applications. One looks at optimizing existing refrigeration plants to improve performance, reduce operating costs, and to benefit the customer and the utility. The second looks at two new approaches for packaged systems, one for walk-in freezers, and one for process cooling using advanced ultra-low GWP refrigerants.

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Paul Delaney – Senior Engineer, Southern California Edison

 


 

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Not a Normal Canned Session: Opportunities in Commercial Food Processing

Video: ET Summit - Not a Normal Canned Session - April 27, 2018

Food processing and 24/7 energy needs go hand-in-hand. But do they need to be? We’ll have an in-depth discussion of the technological and cost-saving opportunities to help the food processing industry reduce energy consumption without adversely affecting their stringent business operation requirements.

Speakers:

  • Ann Marie Mastrippolito (download slides) – Program Portfolio Manager, Industrial & Ag Utility, CLEAResult
  • Erick Watkins (download slides) – Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Pacific Coast Producers

Moderator:

  • Tarun Kapoor – Expert Product Manager, Emerging Technologies, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

 


 

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Growing Smarter: Promising New Ideas from the Agriculture Sector

Video: ET Summit - Growing Smarter - April 27, 2018

This session will present innovative practices in water in the agricultural space from several perspectives including data analytics, university research, and end-use.

Speakers:

  • Olivier Jerphagnon (download slides) – Founder, PowWow Energy, Inc.
  • Terry Wright (download slides) – Technology Solutions Manager, ClearCove
  • Frank Loge (download slides) – Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Center for Water Energy Efficiency, UC Davis

Moderator:

  • Dave Rivers – Project Manager, Emerging Products, Southern California Edison

 


 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

High Expectations: Capturing Savings in the Energy-Intensive Cannabis Sector

Video: ET Summit - High Expectations - April 27, 2018

Requests for New Service from cannabis growers are expected to total hundreds of MW over the next few years. The cultivators are moving into buildings that often used less than 1 watt/sf and are requiring 30-60 watt/sf, requiring expensive infrastructure upgrades. SMUD has been working with growers to reduce energy use and will discuss their testing of high efficiency lighting, HVAC, and dehumidification systems.

Speakers:

  • Tyler Kearns – President, Gold Country Green. Owner, SEVENLEAVES Products
  • Matthew McGregor (download slides) – Strategic Account Advisor, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD)

Moderator:

  • Jim Parks – Program Manager, SMUD

 


 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

CHP Innovations: Providing Multiple Solutions for Efficient and Sustainable Ag & Food

Video: ET Summit - CHP Innovations - April 27, 2018

Improving yields and quality in our food chain is desirable. CHP applications can help achieve that efficiently and cost effectively by providing electricity, heat, refrigeration, water, and fertilizer for outstanding results. Our guests are at the forefront of these innovative applications and will share their experiences.

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Eric Kirchhoff – Commercial & Industrial Services Manager, SoCalGas

 


 

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Closing Plenary

Video: ET Summit - Closing Plenary - April 27, 2018

Speakers:

  • John C. Morris – Vice President, Market Development, D+R International
  • Frank Loge – Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Center for Water Energy Efficiency, UC Davis
  • Philip Gleckman – Chief Executive Officer, Sunvapor
  • Alex Woolf – Principal Data Scientist, Lineage Logistics