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Day 1 - Wednesday, October 17  

7:30 ​a.m.

Event check-in opens in the first floor lobby
GridTech Expo and breakfast

Exhibit Hall B - First Floor

9:00 a.m.Kickoff & Welcome

Meeting Room - Third floor

9:20 ​a.m.Session 1 - Opening Keynote - Explore various grid scenarios for GHG and cost model outcomes

Dr. Ron Dembo, CEO & Founder, Zerofootprint

Join Dr. Dembo as he describes various scenarios shaping the future of the grid in California and across the western states. Learn how our decisions now will play out in various scenarios.

Mark Rothleder, Vice President Market Quality and Renewable Integration

John Danner, Faculty, UC Berkeley-Haas & Princeton

Meeting Room - Third Floor

10:30 a.m.Networking break
11:00 a.m.Session 2 - Developments and technological advances in the transportation sector from a leading car manufacturer

Philipp Skogstad, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America

The transportation sector is undergoing significant developments and technological advances. We will discuss the innovations, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the electrification of the transportation sector.

Heather O'Neill, Interim CEO of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)

Meeting Room - Third Floor

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.Networking Lunch

Sponsored by:
MicroNoc & ZGlobal (Platinum)
Ormat & OSIsoft (Gold) 
CYCG, First Solar & Sonoma Clean Power (Silver)

Exhibit Hall B - First Floor

1:30 p.m.Session 3 - The role of storage in our clean energy future - The technological and economic outlook

Professor Yet-Ming Chiang, Kyocera Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Yayoi Sekine, Senior Energy Storage Analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance

This session will explore the role of energy storage in our clean energy future, where we will learn about the technological advances taking place, and assess the cost and economics of the business model.

Phil Pettingill, Director, Regional Integration, California ISO

Meeting Room - Third Floor

2:30 p.m.Networking Break

3:00 p.m.Session 4 - Panel discussion on energy sector investments, achieving local renewables goals and the role of the utility in the new energy landscape

Jill C. Anderson, Vice President, Customer Programs & Services, Southern California Edison
Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners
Jackie Biskupski, Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah

Expert panelists share their views and opinions on investing, collaborating and delivering on the new electric reality.

Moderator Q&A: 
Dede Hapner Senior executive, Strategy, Policy and Regulatory Relations

Meeting Room - Third Floor

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.Networking Reception
Appetizers sponsored by:
Dispersive & Honda (Platinum)
Customized Energy Solutions, Gridwell Consulting & Wellhead (Gold)

Refreshments sponsored by:
Dispersive, MicroNoc, ZGlobal & Honda (Platinum) 

Exhibit Hall B - First Floor
(Note: Dinner is not included. We hope you will enjoy the many dining options Sacramento has to offer near the Convention Center and the surrounding area.)

Day 2 - Thursday, October 18  

7:30 ​a.m.

GridTech Expo and breakfast

Exhibit Hall B - First Floor

9:00 a.m.

Welcome Back

Meeting Room - Third Floor

9:15 a.m.Session 5 - The electrification of the transportation sector and the future of mobility

Dan Richard, Chair, California High Speed Rail Authority Board
Adam Langton, Connected eMobility, Energy Services BMW of North America

We discuss the future of transportation and the role it plays in managing the grid with two leading industry experts.

Janea A. Scott, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Meeting Room - Third Floor

10:15 a.m.Networking Break
10:45 a.m.

Session 6 - Shell presents its world energy system scenario

Brian Davis, VP Energy Solutions, Shell International

Shell presents its latest energy-system scenario, Sky, highlighting the potential to bring modern energy supply to people all around the world, while supporting a sustainable climate legacy.

Meeting Room - Third Floor

12:00 p.m.Closing Remarks

Meeting Room - Third Floor

12:15 p.m.Lunch

Exhibit Hall B - First Floor