Agenda

2019 Agenda

February 25, 2019

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pre-event Kick-off Reception

 

Location: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
Get a jumpstart on your networking Monday night from 5 to 7 pm with hosted cocktails and gourmet bites at the Sacramento Sheraton Grand Hotel.

February 26, 2019

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

 

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8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Symposium Welcome

 

Cliff Gladstein, President, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

 

8:40 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome Keynote Introduction

 

Julia Levin, Executive Director, Bioenergy Association of California

 

8:45 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcome Keynote

 

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Assembly District 4

 

9:10 AM - 10:15 AM

Panel 1 – RNG Regulation, Policy & Programs - What's on Deck for the 2019 Legislative Year?

 

Speakers

    • Moderator: Jena Price, Legislative Affairs Manager at California League of Conservation Voters & Partner at TrattenPrice Consulting
    • Cliff Rechtschaffen, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
    • Tim Carmichael, State Agency Relations Manager, Sempra Energy Utilities
    • Sam Wade, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Coalition of Renewable Natural Gas

10:15 AM - 10:25 AM

Networking Break

 

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Networking BreaK Sponsor - SJVAPCD

10:25 AM - 10:50 AM

Stalled on the Hydrogen Highway: Roadblocks Causing Market Development Gridlock in California

 

Jack Brouwer, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine; Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center

 

10:50 AM - 11:45 AM

Panel 2 – Failure to Launch: Real-World Struggles of California Renewable Hydrogen Projects

 

Speakers

    • Moderator: Jack Brouwer, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine; Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center
    • Mike Silva, Chief Engineer, CR&R
    • Xuping Li, Senior Analyst Energy Systems and Technologies (Power-to-Gas), Hitachi Zosen Inova ETOGAS GmbH
    • Jeffrey Reed, Advanced Power and Energy Program Chief Scientist, Renewable Fuels and Energy Storage, UCI

11:45 AM - 12:40 PM

Networking Luncheon

Welcome Remarks

Bill Zobel, Vice President: Business Development, Marketing & Customer Care, Trillium

 

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12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

Low Carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Wood Wastes

 

Dan LeFevers, Director of State and Consumer Programs, Gas Technology Institute

1:00 PM - 2:05 PM

Panel 3 – Beyond Transportation: How to Incentivize RNG for Residential and Business Customers

 

Speakers

    • Moderator: Tanya Peacock, Public Policy & Planning Manager, Southern California Gas Company
    • Rachael Terada, Director, Technical Projects, Center for Resource Solutions
    • Ken Nelson, President, Blue Delta
    • Nick Mark, Manager, Conservation & Renewable Energy Policy, CenterPoint Energy

2:05 PM - 2:25 PM

Afternoon Keynote

 
Introduction
George Minter, External Affairs and Environmental Strategy, SoCalGas

 
Keynote
Senator Nancy Skinner, Senate District 9

2:25 PM - 2:35 PM

Networking Break

 

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Networking BreaK Sponsor - SJVAPCD

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Panel 4 – Strategies to Encourage Private Investments in California Renewable Gas Projects

 

Speakers

    • Moderator: Mittal Monani, Senior Trader – Emissions, Direct Energy
    • Aaron Ratner, Managing Director, Ultra Capital
    • Mary Solecki, Partner, AJW

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM

Panel 5 – Latest Moo-vement on Dairy Digester Development

 

Speakers

    • Moderator: Michael Boccadoro, President, West Coast Advisors
    • Floyd Vergara, Chief of Industrial Strategies Division, California Air Resources Board
    • Sheraz Gill, Deputy Executive Officer, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
    • Harrison Clay, VP Strategic Development, Global Environmental Products, BP

     

4:35 PM - 4:45 PM

ARB Closing Keynote Introduction

 

Bill EdmondsDirector, Director, Environmental Policy & Sustainability, NW Natural

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

ARB Closing Keynote

 

Ryan McCarthy, Science and Technology Policy Advisor, California Air Resources Board

 

5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

 

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February 27, 2019

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Off-Site Tour Cancelled:

 

Due to weather conditions, access to the premises is unsafe. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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