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Teleconference: Solar Power & Energy Storage Evolves to Meet CV-19 Challenges

Teleconference: Solar Power & Energy Storage Evolves to Meet CV-19 Challenges


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Sustain SoCal presents

a Weekly Community Teleconference Series

Solar Power & Energy Storage Projects:

Evolving to Meet the Challenges of COVID-19 and Beyond

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 2 pm – 3 pm

May 21 2020 Teleconference Recording

Featured presenters:

Vitaly Lee

Vitaly Lee
Executive VP Development
BayWa r.e. Solar Projects
Vice-Chair, Sustain SoCal Board of Director

GusFlores

Gus Flores
Principal Manager of Origination
Southern California Edison

LaurenRandall
Lauren Randall
Director of Policy & Market Development
Sunrun
Welcome Comments and Introductions by:
Scott Kitcher, President & CEO, Sustain SoCal
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and as the crisis begins to subside, solar and energy storage projects of all types and sizes, from residential to commercial to utility scale, face some unique challenges. New ideas, innovative strategies and creative approaches can keep project pipelines on track and keep the momentum needed to move the project through each stage, from planning to construction to completion.
Vitaly Lee will address the state of utility scale renewable development and the impact of COVID-19 on project development, federal policies, supply chain challenges and workforce issues. He will also be serving as Moderator for this Teleconference.
Gus Flores will discuss Southern California Edison’s recent 770MW procurement for new energy storage resources, with the objective of helping provide reliability to the grid and integrate renewable generation.
Lauren Randall will discuss changes Sunrun has made to continue installing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges and opportunities ahead to ensure communities have resilient energy solutions ahead of California’s next fire season. She will also present how Sunrun is working with CCAs and utilities across California to bring equitable, distributed clean energy solutions to thousands of single and multifamily residences and to aggregate these resources as “virtual power plants” for the benefit of all ratepayers.
Sustain SoCal invites it members, strategic partners and guests to dial-in to our weekly Community Teleconference. Held each Thursday at 2 pm Pacific time, these informal interactive discussions are led by Sustain SoCal members and address strategies and solutions within our recovery and beyond as they relate to energy, supply chain management, transportation, water, human capital management, agriculture, smart cities, cybersecurity, waste stream management, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), cleantech economic development, ESG and impact investing and more.
To participate in this week’s teleconference, please pre-register at your earliest convenience. Each upcoming teleconference will require a separate registration. Registrants will receive the dial-in teleconference phone number and an access code the morning of the dial-in event. For questions or assistance in registering, please Email info@sustainsocal.org

About the Sustain SoCal Community Teleconference Series:

These informal interactive discussions are led by Sustain SoCal members and address strategies and solutions within our recovery and beyond as they relate to energy, supply chain management, transportation, water, human capital management, agriculture, smart cities, cybersecurity, waste stream management, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), cleantech economic development, ESG and impact investing and more.

About the Presenters:

Vitaly Lee has been in the energy industry for over 20 years with a background primarily focused on commercial, project development, regulatory and asset management. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Development at BayWa r.e. Solar Projects where he oversees the development of BayWa r.e.’s solar project portfolio in the US and Mexico. BayWa r.e. is a leading global renewable energy developer, service supplier, wholesaler and energy solutions provider (solar, wind, bioenergy). Vitaly holds an MBA from USC and as well as Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Delaware where he focused on Public Finance and Taxation. Vitaly currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors at Sustain SoCal.

Gus Flores is the Principal Manager of Origination in Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Energy Procurement and Management organization. He and his team are responsible for conducting solicitations and negotiations for various energy products and contracts including energy storage, renewable energy, distributed energy resources, and resource adequacy. Previously he was Principal Manager of the Energy Trading group overseeing the execution of electricity, natural gas, and emissions transactions as well as dispatching SCE’s power plants. Prior to joining SCE, he held several roles with Constellation Energy. Mr. Flores earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of California Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Lauren Randall is Director of Policy & Market Development for Sunrun, the leading home solar, storage and energy services company in the United States. Lauren works with the Policy, Business Development, and Energy Services departments to create opportunities for solar and storage, with a particular focus on affordable, multifamily projects in California. Previously, Lauren led the public affairs team for Sunrun’s Policy department. Lauren started her political career in Washington, D.C. as a fellow with Environment America and later as a Press Secretary for Sierra Club’s national Beyond Coal campaign. Lauren graduated magna cum laude from Union College in New York and received her master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. Lauren is an avid runner, reader, and organizer.

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