Forum Agenda

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

10:00am – 12:00pm
Pre-Forum Workshop (for Utility and Government Attendees Only)
Session Co-Chairs: Paul Reid, Azusa Light & Water and Adrianne Rogers, City of Colton Electric Utility  

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Buffet

12:45pm – 1:00pm
First-timer Orientation and Welcome

1:00pm – 1:15pm
Welcoming Remarks
Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power

1:15pm – 2:15pm
Opening Keynote

2:15pm – 2:45pm
Networking Break and Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

2:45pm – 4:15pm
Strategic/Policy View
Session Co-Chairs: Liz Anderson, Washington Public Utility Districts Association and Ron Horstman, Western Area Power Administration

4:15pm – 5:15pm
Meet the Exhibitors
Session Co-Chairs:  Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group and Dennis Guido, Staples & Associates

5:15pm
Adjourn

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Reception

6:30pm
Dinner

8:00pm
Networking Campfire
Unwind at a casual gathering around the fire ring to reflect on the day's discussion and look ahead to tomorrow.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast Buffet

8:30am – 10:00am
Electric Vehicles/Electrification
Session Co-Chairs:  Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power and Dan Kay, Grays Harbor PUD

10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break with Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

10:30am – 12:00pm
Customer View
Session Co-Chairs:  Nathan Aronson, Redding Electric Utility and Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Buffet

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Midpoint Keynote

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Technology View
Session Co-Chairs:  Katie Cort, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Mark Rehley, NEEA

3:30pm – 3:45pm
Networking Break and Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

3:45pm – 5:15pm
Utility Program Stand-up Challenge
Session Co-Chairs:  Cheri Davis, Sacramento Municipal Utility District and David Reynolds, ERS
Join us for the craziest round of concurrent sessions ever! Imagine speed dating meets the lightning round of a TV game show! Visit up to 6 storyboards detailing utility-sponsored energy programs or research. Each storyboard presenter has up to 5 minutes (plus up to 7 minutes for Q&A) to share with you the program’s goals, successes and lessons learned. A bell rings, you choose another storyboard, and the 12-minute clock starts again. Due to limited space, we will break this year’s event up into two segments, with a short intermission to set up new storyboards at the midpoint.

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Reception

6:30pm
Dinner

8:00pm
Wine Tasting & Networking

Friday, April 24, 2020

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast Buffet

8:30am – 10:00am
TBD
Session Co-Chairs:  Ron Horstman, Western Area Power Administration and Mark Martinez, Southern California Edison

10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break with Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

10:30am – 12:00pm
Utility Programs Snapshot
Session Co-Chairs:  Kapil Kulkarni, California Public Utilities Commission and Dan Kay, Grays Harbor PUD

12:00pm
Adjourn