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14th Annual Energy Event

October 12, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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14th Annual Energy Event

Pathways to Decarbonization

DATE

October 12, 2023

WHERE

OC Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa

TIME

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

8:30

REGISTRATION / NETWORKING

8:50

Welcome by Sustain SoCal Board of Directors

·      Scott Kitcher, President & CEO, Sustain SoCal

·      Michele Davidson, President & CEO, FTS Lighting Services

·      Dennis Calvert, CEO, BioLargo

·      Scott Long, CEO, NileBuilt

·      Bob Stephenson, Managing Director, ROTH Capital Partners

·      Tom Koutroulis, Director, County of Orange, OC Waste & Recycling

9:00

Welcome by the Orange County Sustainability Decathlon

·      Kristina Lamb, Event Director, Orange County Sustainability Decathlon

9:10

Delivering on California’s Energy Goals: Resource Diversity, Reliability and Resilience

·      Antonia Castro-Graham, Director of Energy Policy & Strategy, BayWa r.e. Solar Projects

·      Angelina Galiteva, Board of Governors, CA ISO; CEO, ARCHES

·      Fred Robinson, CEO, BayWa r.e. Solar Projects

9:40

Hydrogen Hub Status / ARCHES

·      Angelina Galiteva, Board of Governors, CA ISO; CEO, ARCHES

9:50

Pathways to Industrial Decarbonization

·       Matt Gregori, Technology Development Mgr, Research, Development & Demonstration, SoCalGas

·      Mack Hopen, Commercialization Manager/Hydrogen, Modern Hydrogen

·      Pierre Groleau, GM North America, Metron

10:30

Decarbonizing Entertainment

·      Edan Simpson, Director of Business Development Pacific Region, Siemens

·      Zena Harris, Founder & President, Green Spark Group

·      Matt Adler, Director of Corporate and Sports Partnerships, Green Sports Alliance

·      Randal Kaufman, Sales Director, Black & Veatch

11:10

INTERMISSION

11:20

How Orange County Power Authority and Regional Energy Networks are helping California Decarbonize

·      Craig Perkins, President & Executive Director, The Energy Coalition (Moderator)

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

·      Joe Mosca, Interim CEO, Orange County Power Authority

·      Minh Le, General Manager – Energy and Environmental Services, Los Angeles County

12:00

A Brief Look at Considerations in Global Decarbonization

·      Marv Sepe, Senior Vice President, CTC Global

12:10

Decarbonization on Tribal Lands

·      Tanya Martinez, Senior Director of Development, AES

12:20

Countdown to 2045: Edison’s Perspective on Statewide Decarbonization

·      Stephen Collins, Sr. Manager, Strategic Planning, Southern California Edison

12:30

The Climate Action Business Incubator

·      Chris Karr, Project Lead, Climate Business Incubator, RevHub

12:40

Innovator Showcase

·      Aeras Technologies, Clay Sandidge, President & CEO

·      BioLargo, Dennis Calvert, CEO

·      facil ai, Keith Gipson, CEO

·      Flick Power, Andre Ramirez, Founder

·      Gate5, Steve Delson, CEO

·      Hago Energetics, Wilson Hago, CEO

·      Promethium, Geoffrey Van Haeren, COO

·      Sapphire Energy, Steve Richards, VP Engineering

1:10

Residential Decarbonization: Presentations by OC Sustainability Decathlon Participants

·      Brigham Young University

·      Cal Poly Pomona

·      CSU Fullerton

·      CSU Long Beach

·      CSU Northridge

·      Rancho Cielo

·      Tongji University / University of East London / Laguna College of Art + Design

·      UC Irvine / Orange Coast College

·      UC Irvine Engineering

·      UC Riverside

·      UC San Diego / Zhejiang Normal University

·      UC Santa Cruz

·       University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

·      Virginia Tech

1:30

Closing Comments and Luncheon

2:00

OC Sustainability Decathlon Awards Ceremony

2:30

OC Sustainability Decathlon Home Tours

Speakers

Antonia Castro-Graham

Antonia Castro-Graham

Director of Energy Policy & Strategy

BayWa r.e. Solar Projects

Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins

Sr. Manager, Strategic Planning

Southern California Edison (SCE)

Angelina Galiteva, Interim President, ARCHES

Angelina Galiteva

Board of Governors, CA ISO

Interim President, ARCHES

Matt-Gregori-Clean-Energy-Technology-Scout-SoCalGas

Matt Gregori

Technology Development Manager, Research, Development & Demonstration

SoCalGas

Pierre Groleau

Pierre Groleau

GM North America

Metron

Wilson Hago

Wilson Hago

Founder & CEO

Hago Energetics, Inc.

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

Selene Lawrence

Selene Lawrence

Energy and Outreach Administrator

City of Irvine

Fred Robinson

Fred Robinson

CEO

BayWa r.e. Solar Projects

Edan Simpson, Seimans

Edan Simpson

Director of Business Development, Pacific Region

Siemens

Marvin W Sepe CTC global

Marvin Sepe

Senior Vice President

CTC Global

Zena Harris, Green Spark Group

Zena Harris

Founder, President

Green Spark Group

Minh Le, General Manager – Los Angeles County

Minh Le

General Manager

Los Angeles County

Joe Mosca

Joe Mosca

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Orange County Power Authority

Errol Arkilic Chief Innovation Officer ExecDir UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Errol Arkilic

Chief Innovation Officer UCI

UC Irvine

Clay Sandidge

Clay Sandidge

President and CEO

AERAS Technologies LLC

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

Fred Jung

Mayor of Fullerton

Chair of Orange County Power Authority

Chris Karr

Chris Karr

Project Lead, Climate Business Incubator

RevHub

Dennis-Calvert,-CEO-Biolargo

Dennis Calvert

President & CEO

BioLargo

Tanya Martinez

Tanya Martinez

Senior Director of Development

AES Clean Energy

Steve Richards

Steve Richards

Vice President of Engineering

Sapphire Technologies

Geoffrey Van Haeren

Geoffrey Van Haeren

COO

Promethium

Keith Gipson

Keith Gipson

Founder, CEO and CTO

facil.ai

Kristina Lamb

Kristina Lamb

Event Director & STEAM Student Showcase Co-Director

OC Sustainability Decathlon

Matt Adler

Matt Adler

Director of Corporate & Sports Partnerships

Green Sports Alliance

Randal Kaufman

Randal Kaufman

Sales Director

Black & Veatch

Craig Perkins President and Executive Director at The Energy Coalition

Craig Perkins

President and Executive Director

The Energy Coalition

Andre Ramirez

Andre Ramirez

Founder / CEO

Flick

Steve Delson

Steve Delson

CEO, Board Member, and Cofounder

Gate 5

Sponsors

Platinum

siemens logo

Siemens

<div style="padding:22px 0;text-align:center;">We are a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare.</div>

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BioLargo

BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO) is a cleantech and life sciences innovator and engineering services solution provider.

Gold

BayWar-re logo

BayWa.re

Renewable energy is our expertise! We are a full service provider in solar energy, wind energy, and operations management. Discover our extensive portfolio!

OC Power Authority logo

OC Power Authority

Orange County Power Authority provides renewable energy programs for residents and businesses in Orange County. Cleaner energy is empowered energy.

Silver

Metron (EMOS)

<div style="padding:2px 0;text-align:center;">The METRON Energy Management and Optimization System (EMOS) unlocks your energy performance & carbon impact reduction.</div>

Modern-Hydrogen-logo

Modern Hydrogen

Modern Hydrogen's distributed hydrogen production systems enable clean heat and fuel, today. No waiting on hydrogen pipelines, or delivery trucks.

SoCalGas_logo

Southern California Gas

As the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, we deliver clean, safe and reliable energy to 21.1 million consumers in more than 500 communities.

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The Energy Coalition

We empower communities to leap into the future of clean energy! By bringing ideas, technology, and expertise to public agencies, businesses, educators and more, we’re creating the building blocks for a new energy economy.

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Details

Date:
October 12, 2023
Time:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Sustain SoCal
Phone
(949) 509-9300
Email
info@sustainsocal.org
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Venue

OC Fair Grounds
88 Fair Drive: Entrance: The Main Mall Building: OC Promenade & Lot I
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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