Over the past 10 years, the BERC Energy Conference has convened leading stakeholders for to tackle the world’s most pressing energy challenges. The prestigious event has played a significant role in developing solutions to intractable issues, ranging from cleantech financing gaps to seemingly irreconcilable tensions in energy policy and innovation.

In BERC's 10th year, the Energy Summit will look at the next 10 years in energy development, where we are heading, and what needs to be done to get there. The Summit will feature a keynotes from CEC Commissioner David Hochschild and a fireside chat between Nancy Pfund of DBL Partners and Susan Kennedy of Advanced Microgrid Solutions. The program will be rounded out with a debate on carbon capture and storage as well as panels on international climate policy post-Paris, the future of natural gas, the dynamic sector of distributed energy, and the future of transport.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2016 BERC Energy Conference. With a really thoughtful selection of topics and speakers, we hope to inspire you to develop the solutions for the next decade of energy development.

- The 2016 BERC Energy Summit team

Schedule

8 AM – 9 PM Registrations and Breakfast

9 AM – 9:15 AM Opening Remarks

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote Address: David Hochschild

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Networking Break

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Panel 1: Natural Gas in Electricity: Bridge or Roadblock 

                           or Panel 2: Distributed Energy - Power to the People

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Break

11:30 AM – 12 PM BERC 10th Anniversary and Cleantech UP Awards

12 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Panel 3: Clean Transport: How Can we Spur Adoption of Clean Vehicles? 

                        or Panel 4: Paris Climate Accord: Policy Implications and Market Impacts

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Debate: Carbon Capture and Storage

3:15 PM – 4 PM Keynote: A Fireside Chat between Nancy Pfund and Susan Kennedy

4 PM – 5 PM Networking Reception