ET Summit 2019

Program

 

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Sunday | Monday | Tuesday

Sunday, October 20, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

OPENING RECEPTION

Join us for hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and conversation.

 

Monday, October 21, 2019

8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

WELCOME

 

Opening Remarks / MAGNOLIA ROOM

Join the ETCC’s Leadership Team for opening remarks from Southern California Edison's Edwin Hornquist, Statewide Lead of California's Electric Emerging Technologies Program.

Speaker:    

 

   

Edwin Hornquist
SW ETP Lead, Southern California Edison

    
9:15 AM

OPENING KEYNOTE

 

Trends in Energy Efficiency and Energy Management / MAGNOLIA ROOM

Kick off the summit with our opening keynote panelists as they clear the haze surrounding the future of energy efficiency and energy management, nationally and in California.

Speakers:   Moderator:

Steve Chalk
VP, Strategic Marketing Innovations

Janea A. Scott
Vice Chair, California Energy Commission

Katie Sloan
Director, eMobility and Building Electrification, Southern California Edison

Sharon Tomkins
VP, Strategy and Engagement, SoCalGas

Roland Risser
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, U.S. Department of Energy

10:15 AM

BREAK

10:45 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

Advancing Emerging Technologies in the Public Sector (from Tech to Programs to Policy to Code) / CAMELLIA ROOM

Join a thought-provoking discussion about bringing emerging technologies into the often underserved public sector buildings, including the programs, policies, and codes driving adoption.

Speakers:   Moderator:

Nick Docous
Principal, Lionakis

Farrah Farzaneh
Director, Facilities Planning & Construction, San Bernardino Community College District

David Phillips
Associate VP, Energy and Sustainability, University of California, Office of the President

Drew L. Johnstone
Sustainability Analyst, City of Santa Monica

Chris Malotte
Senior Advisor, Southern California Edison

 

Commercial Buildings: Accelerating Pathways to Scale / GARDENIA ROOM

Commercial facilities are often the first to adopt innovative multisystem or whole-building solutions for energy efficiency. This panel will discuss technologies and strategies to help customers reduce energy and operating costs.

Speakers:  Moderator: 

 

Anne Eisele
Director, Projects and Energy Management, Pomona College

Aaron Katzenstein
Manager, Science & Technology Advancement, South Coast Air Quality Management District

Abhijeet Pande
VP, Research and Technology Commercialization, TRC

Mary Ann Piette
Director, Building Technology & Urban Systems Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

11:45 AM

LUNCH

12:45 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

How Technologies Move through the Framework / CAMELLIA ROOM

A panel of industry leaders share their experiences and advice for moving emerging technologies from the idea stage to energy efficiency program inclusion.

Speakers:  Moderator: 

 

Kim Erickson
Principal Program Manager, Consortium for Energy Efficiency

Bryan Jungers
Lead Analyst, Technology Assessment, E Source

Chris Vallis
Cofounder & COO, Livingstone Consulting

Jim Parks
Director, Customer Care and Marketing, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

 

 

New Technologies in Commercial HVAC / GARDENIA ROOM

Our speakers in this session will share their experiences with innovative technologies in commercial spaces, including dispatchable condenser air precoolers, RTU optimization packages, and software-controlled switch reluctance motors.

Speakers:  Moderator: 

 

Caton Mande
R&D Engineer, Western Cooling Efficiency Center, UC Davis

Bob French
Chief Evangelist, 75F

Theresa Pistochini
Engineering Manager, Energy and Efficiency Institute, UC Davis

Mark Modera
Director, Energy and Efficiency Institute / Western Cooling Efficiency Center, UC Davis

 

1:45 PM

BREAK

2:15 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

Perspective: What’s Happening Outside of California / CAMELLIA ROOM

In this plenary session, utility staff from outside of California discuss what is driving their energy efficiency work and how they’re adjusting to changes in their territories.

Speakers:  Moderator: 

 

Keshmira McVey
Program Manager, Energy Efficiency Emerging Technology, Bonneville Power Administration

Mark Milby
Manager, Energy Efficiency R&D, Commonwealth Edison

Randy Opdyke
Energy Efficiency Manager, Planning, Evaluation and Analytics, Nicor Gas

Mark Rehley
Senior Manager, Emerging Technology and Product Management, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

 

 

Super Solutions for Super Pollutants for Commercial Refrigeration / GARDENIA ROOM

Get an overview of the commercial refrigeration dream team—energy efficiency, low GWP, and low water consumption—and how the supermarket and convenience store industries plan to reduce GHGs.

Speakers:  Moderator: 

 

Aanchal Kohli
Air Resources Engineer, California Air Resources Board

Edward R. Estberg
Refrigeration Consultant, Raley’s

Paul Delaney
Senior Engineer, Southern California Edison

Danielle Wright
Executive Director, North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council

 

3:15 PM

BREAK

3:30 PM

PLENARY SESSION

 

Customer and Implementer Perspectives on Adoption of Innovation and Emerging Technologies / MAGNOLIA ROOM

Industry leaders talk about successes with implementing emerging technologies in the ever-changing California landscape, such as their experiences with developers, government, and utility companies.

Speakers:  Moderator: 

 

Jan Berman
Director, Grid Innovation, Pacific Gas and Electric

Michael Groppi
COO / Chief Engineer, Energy & Sustainability, CBRE

Gene Rodrigues
VP, ICF

Kevin M. Powell
Director, Emerging Building Technologies, U.S. General Services Administration

 

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

PLENARY SESSION

 

The Importance of Innovation and Looking Beyond EE / MAGNOLIA ROOM

Get insights on the future of the built environment and grid interaction for a more sustainable economy, including grid-interactive efficient buildings, distributed energy resources, and adoption of technologies.

Speakers:  Moderator: 

 

Nancy Ander
Deputy Director, Office of Sustainability, California Department of General Services

Mary Ann Piette
Director, Building Technology & Urban Systems Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Alison Silverstein
Consultant, Alison Silverstein Consulting

Ryan Fedie
Engineering Manager, Bonneville Power Administration

 

10:15 AM

BREAK

10:45 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

The Water and Energy Nexus in Agriculture / CAMELLIA ROOM

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

Speakers:  Moderator: 

 

Guangwei Huang
Associate Director, Food Research and Technology, Almond Board of California

 

Frank Loge
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis; Director, Center for Water-Energy Efficiency, UC Davis

Kevin Langham
Senior Project Manager, PowWow Energy

Kathleen Ave
Senior Climate Program Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

 

 

From Green to Grid: The Future of Residential and Multifamily Housing / GARDENIA ROOM

Take a close look at projects built to meet high energy efficiency standards. Our panelists share insights on low-income housing, senior housing, and a grid-integrated ZNE community.

Speakers:  Moderator: 

 

Ryan McFadyen
Engineer, Building Electrification, Southern California Edison

Bryan Dove
Director, Asset Management, Mutual Housing California

Karl Johnson
Founder & CEO, BeyondFire

Cathy Higgins
Research Director, New Buildings Institute

 

11:45 AM

LUNCH

12:45 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

Incubators: View on the Future of Emerging Technologies in California / CAMELLIA ROOM

Hear the latest on California incubators from our panel of leading experts as they discuss trends, their experiences, and impressions of the state of the industry.

Speakers:   Moderator:

Alyssa Gutner-Davis
Program Manager, Southern California Energy Innovation Network, Cleantech San Diego

Helle Petersen
Project Manager, Water, Energy and Technology Center, Fresno State

Nneka Uzoh
Director, Energy Innovation, Elemental Excelerator

Stephanie Yanchinski
Executive Director, FLOW/Rocket Fund, The Resnick Sustainability Institute, California Institute of Technology

Erik Stokes
Manager, California Energy Commission

 

Trends and Opportunities in Residential HVAC Systems / GARDENIA ROOM

Our panel showcases what’s next in residential HVAC systems, including cutting-edge research, products, and outcomes from a demonstration of a next-gen space conditioner.

Speakers:   Moderator:

Ammi Amarnath
Senior Technical Executive, Energy Utilization Research Area, Electric Power Research Institute

Thomas Howard
President, Lee’s Air

Ruth Ann Davis
VP, Strategic Markets & Relationships, Williams

Antonio M. Bouza
Technology Manager, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Ron Domitrovic
Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute

1:45 PM

BREAK

2:15 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

Normalized Metered Energy Consumption / CAMELLIA ROOM

NMEC is a powerful new tool in the M&V toolkit, but it isn’t without its challenges. Join this lively discussion of M&V 2.0—best practices, procedures, approaches, tools, and NMEC implementation.

Speakers:  Moderator: 

 

David Jump
Director, kW Engineering

Sarah Monohon
Consultant, Evergreen Economics

Jessica Granderson
Staff Scientist and Deputy for Research Programs, Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, Berkeley Lab

Dallen Coulter
Engineer, Southern California Edison

 

 

Industrial Tech Potpourri: Process Solutions for Energy and the Environment / GARDENIA ROOM

Learn about emerging technologies with high energy savings in the industrial sector with presentations on low-charge ammonia process chillers, variable speed drives with smart controllers for HPUs, and warm-mix asphalt.

Speakers:  Moderator: 

 

Eric Noller
Principal, Energy Resources Integration

Soren Rasmussen
Managing Director, Green Hydraulic Power

Ammi Amarnath
Senior Technical Executive, Energy Utilization Research Area, Electric Power Research Institute

Good Person (G.P.) Li
Division Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology

 

3:15 PM

BREAK

3:30 PM

CLOSING KEYNOTE

 

Looking Ahead to 2050: Decarbonization and Integrated Customer Opportunities / MAGNOLIA ROOM

To close the summit, our keynote panelists will provide insight on meeting the state’s 2050 decarbonization goals and discuss opportunities and challenges.

Speakers:   Moderator: 

Obadiah Bartholomy
Manager, Distributed Energy Strategy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Yuri Freedman
Senior Director, Business Development, SoCalGas

Lisa Hannaman
Account Manager, Southern California Edison

John Larrea
Director, Government Affairs, California League of Food Producers

Gary Barsley
Senior Manager, Emerging Products & Technologies Program, Southern California Edison

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