Keynote Speaker

  • Christine Harada – Partner at RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners; formerly Chief Sustainability Officer of U.S. Federal Government Operations

  • Shayle Kann – Senior Advisor to Greentech Media and Wood Mackenzie, co-Host of The Interchange; former Head of GTM Research
  • Ryan Hanley – Chief Product Officer, Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Live Podcast Recording


(Please note that panelists are subject to change.)

  • Rana Sarkar – Consul General of Canada to Northern California / Silicon Valley
  • Steve Bohlen – Global Security E-Program Manager, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Andrew Grotto – Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation & Hoover Institution at Stanford University; former Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy, National Security Council at the White House
  • Daisy Pistey-Lyhne (Moderator) – Principal, DPL Strategies

Panel A:

U.S. National Security: The Geopolitics of Energy in the 21st Century

  • Mark Toney – Executive Director, The Utility Reform Network (TURN)
  • Cathleen Monahan – Senior Program Director, GRID Alternatives
  • Mihir Desu – Manager, Strategen Consulting
  • Stephanie Chen (Moderator) – Energy & Telecommunications Director, The Greenlining Institute

Panel B: 

Engaging Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities in the Growing Distributed Energy Future

  • Emily Kirsch – Co-Founder & CEO, Powerhouse
  • Mark Cupta – Principal, Prelude Ventures
  • Paul Seidler – Director, Venture Development, Clean Energy Trust
  • Adam Bergman – SVP, Cleantech Banking, Wells Fargo
  • Ilan Gur (Moderator) – Founder and Executive Director of Clyclotron Road, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Panel C:
Funding the Energy Solutions of the Future

  • Efren Carrillo – Former Fifth District Supervisor, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and former Board Member, Sonoma Clean Power
  • Matthew Freedman – Staff Attorney, The Utility Reform Network (TURN) and Lecturer, Berkeley Law
  • Mark Fillinger – Director of Development, First Solar
  • Steve Weissman (Moderator) – Faculty, Goldman School of Public Policy; Former CPUC Administrative Judge

Panel D: 

The Evolution of Community Choice Aggregation in California

  • Antoine Peiffer – Senior Naval Architect/Aero-Hydro Lead, Principle Power
  • Jessica Morrison – Founder & CEO, Helux Technologies; Project Lead for Cyclotron Road, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Karen Hsu – Head of Growth, BlockCypher
  • Beverly Alexander (Host) – Co-Director, Cleantech to Market Program and Lecturer, Energy Institute at Haas

Technology Series:

Technologies of the New Energy Paradigm