The 7th Annual California Energy Summit 2019 will bring together California’s top regulatory officials, utility and public power leaders, and developers to discuss the statewide implications of SB100 and solutions to California’s most pressing challenges in forming a 100% green grid. Some of the highly impactful topics to be discussed include wildfire prevention plans, transmission buildout needs, resource adequacy reform, the shifting roles of LSEs, and more.
Wednesday, July 17, 10:30-11:30
Impacts of California’s Latest IRP Proceeding on Renewables Procurement and Decarbonization
California’s new framework for identifying efficient strategies for meeting state goals recently completed its first cycle. The CPUC unanimously voted in favor of the Preferred System Portfolio which consisted of 12 gigawatts of new generation, procured mostly by CCAs. This panel will discuss the lessons learned from the last iteration of the IRP process, how the IRP might change given the current market events, and how it will affect the rate at which renewables are procured.
Michael Colvin, Director, California Energy Program, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND (EDF)
Sandeep Arora, Vice President, LS POWER
Jacqueline DeRosa, Vice President, Battery Energy Storage Systems, AMERESCO
Kaj Peterson, Utilities Engineer, Public Advocates Office, CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Dariush Shirmohammadi, Technical Director, CALIFORNIA WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION