Keynote Speaker

  • Kevin de Leon – President Emeritus of California State Senate (2016-2018)


(Please note that panelists are subject to change.)

Panel 1:

Energy access: Creating sustainable growth in developing countries

  • Kristina Skierka – Chief Executive Officer, Power For All

  • Edouard Bulteau – Senior Principal, Total Energy Ventures

  • Allegra Fisher – Director of Strategic Projects, Fenix International

  • Victoria Arch – Chief Operating Officer, Angaza

  • Barrett Raftery – Executive Director, GivePower Foundation

Panel 2a: 

Utiliti-zing New Partnerships In Grid Services

  • Mark Johnson –  Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Former Director of ARPA-E

  • Matt Penfold – VP of Commercialization, Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS)

  • Pete Skala – Energy Division Director, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

  • Lucas Davis – Distinguished Professor in Business and Technology, Haas School of Business

  • Ren Orens – Managing Partner, Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)

Panel 2b:
Energy's Impact on The Hydrosphere

  • Chelsea Hasenauer – Policy Associate, The Climate Registry

  • Greg Miller Executive Director, Center for Water-Energy Efficiency, UC Davis

  • Peter Fiske – Director of Water-Energy Resilience Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

  • Michael Hanemann – Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics, UC Berkeley

  • Robert Shortt – PhD Student, Berkeley Water Group, UC Berkeley

Panel 3: 

Grid-Locked: The Day After a Cybersecurity Attack

  • Edgard Capdevielle – CEO, Nozomi Networks

  • Tim Sanguinetti – Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security, Northern California Power Agency

  • Thomas Ray – Chief Information Security Officer, City of Berkeley

  • Sarah Nolton – Forensics Technology Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Technology Series:

Startups and Entrepreneurs: Sparking the Clean Energy future

  • Marcus Lehmann – Co-Founder and CEO, CalWave Power Technologies

  • Beth Zotter – Technology Economist, Cyclotron Road

  • Lars Peters – Director of Business Development, EVgo

  • Zach Gentry – VP Business Development, View


A Consulting Case Study Workshop with Company Clients

  • Citrine Informatics - Pioneering an AI platform to accelerate materials discovery and development

  • Principle Power - An innovative technology and services provider for the offshore deep water wind energy market

  • Feasible Inc. - Using ultrasound and data analytics to enable better production of batteries

Battery Debate:

State Government Strategies for Supporting Battery Storage

  • Alex McDonough – VP of Policy, SunRun

  • Patrick Shoop – Senior Consultant of Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions (CES)

  • Jim Price – Senior Advisor, Market Quality and Renewable Integration, CAISO