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14th Annual Energy Event

October 12 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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14th Annual Energy Event

Pathways to Decarbonization


October 12, 2023


OC Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa


8:30 – 1:00 Conference/Lunch

2:00 – 5:00 OC Sustainability Decathlon Awards and Tours 

14th Annual Energy Event


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What is the Energy Event?

Sustain SoCal presents its 14th Annual Energy Conference, Pathways to Decarbonization.

This conference will delve into the status of decarbonization solutions in the industrial, commercial and governmental sectors. There will also be a session on incentives, policy and legislation and, as usual, we will highlight our local energy innovators.

Speakers include key decision makers from corporations in various industries, innovators, public and private investment firms, government, agencies, utilities, banks, non-profits and other industry leaders.

Topics include electrification, hydrogen, Inflation Reduction Act, renewables, built environment, agriculture, grant incentives, investor trends, ESG and innovation.

Over the course of its thirteen years, this event has attracted thousands and continues to be a launching point for key connections and collaborations leading to economic growth and solutions for Southern California’s evolving energy needs and sustainability goals.

This year, we are pleased and thankful to collaborate and collocate with the OC Sustainability Decathlon at the OC Fairgrounds. After our event, attendees will have the opportunity to attend the Decathlon’s award ceremony and tour the contestants’ homes.

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Admission includes:

  • Conference
  • Lunch
  • OC Sustainability Decathlon Awards and Tours

FREE parking at the OC Fairgrounds for the first 100 registrants!

Agenda (subject to change)

Pathways to Decarbonization

8:30     Registration and Networking

8:50     Sustain SoCal Board of Directors Welcome

9:00     Keynote Address

9:20     Pathways to Decarbonization

12:20    Climate Action Business Incubator

12:30    Meet the OC Sustainability Competitors

12:50    Innovators in Decarbonization Showcase

1:20     Lunch

OC Sustainability Decathlon

2:00     Awards Ceremony

3:00     Home Tours

Keynote Speaker

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Mike Levin

U.S. Representative, California's 49th District

Antonia Castro-Graham

Antonia Castro-Graham

Director of Energy Policy & Strategy

BayWa r.e. Solar Projects

Angelina Galiteva, Interim President, ARCHES

Angelina Galiteva

Board of Governors, CA ISO

Interim President, ARCHES


Matt Gregori

Technology Development Manager, Research, Development & Demonstration


Pierre Groleau

Pierre Groleau

GM North America


Adrian Hightower, MWD

Adrian Hightower, PhD, PE, ENV-SP

Sustainability and Resilience Manager

Metropolitan Water District of SC

Mack Hopen

Mack Hopen

Commercialization Manager/Hydrogen

Modern Hydrogen

Fred Robinson

Fred Robinson


BayWa r.e. Solar Projects

Edan Simpson, Seimans

Edan Simpson

Director of Business Development, Pacific Region


Selene Lawrence

Selene Lawrence

Energy and Outreach Administrator

City of Irvine

Marvin W Sepe CTC global

Marvin Sepe

Senior Vice Presiden

CTC Global

Zena Harris, Green Spark Group

Zena Harris

Founder, President

Green Spark Group

Steve Richards

Steve Richards

Vice President of Engineering

Sapphire Technologies

Joe Mosca

Joe Mosca

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Orange County Power Authority

Wilson Hago

Wilson Hago

Founder & CEO

Hago Energetics, Inc.

Clay Sandidge

Clay Sandidge

President and CEO

AERAS Technologies LLC

Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins

Sr. Manager, Strategic Planning

Southern California Edison (SCE)

Errol Arkilic Chief Innovation Officer ExecDir UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Errol Arkilic

Chief Innovation Officer UCI

UC Irvine

Minh Le, General Manager – Los Angeles County

Minh Le

General Manager

Los Angeles County

Fred Jung, Mayor of Fullerton and Chair of Orange County Power Authority

Fred Jung

Mayor of Fullerton

Chair of Orange County Power Authority

Craig Perkins President and Executive Director at The Energy Coalition

Craig Perkins

President and Executive Director

The Energy Coalition



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October 12
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sustain SoCal
(949) 509-9300
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OC Fair Grounds
88 Fair Drive: Entrance: The Main Mall Building: OC Promenade & Lot I
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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