Forum Agenda

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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 – 4:10pm
Strategic/Policy View
Session Co-Chairs: Ron Horstman, Western Area Power Administration and Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power
This year’s panel discussion will focus on how utilities can ensure equitable benefits and burdens in the transition to a clean energy future.

  • Barry Moline, California Municipal Utilities Association

    Barry Moline

4:10pm – 4:15pm
Quick Break

4:15pm – 5:15pm
Meet the Exhibitors

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 21, 2022

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast Buffet

8:30am – 9:45am
Beneficial Electrification and the Future of Natural Gas Utilities
Session Co-Chairs:  Dan Kay, Wahkiakum County PUD and Scott Mayfield, Evergreen Efficiency

  • Holly Braun, NW Natural
  • Getting the Beneficial Out of Electrification
    Scott Blunk, SMUD

    Holly Braun   Scott Blunk

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking Break with Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

10:15am – 11:00am
Utility Program Stand-up Challenge  Round 1
Session Co-Chairs: Cheri Davis, SMUD and Nathan Aronson, Redding Electric Utility
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.

11:00am - 12: 00pm
Midpoint Keynote

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Buffet

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Utility Program Stand-up Challenge Round 2
Session Co-Chairs: Cheri Davis, SMUD and Nathan Aronson, Redding Electric Utility
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.

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

  • Integrating Lighting Within Your Buildings – The Opportunities Ahead
    Felipe Leon of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    Felipe Leon

3:30pm – 4:00pm
Networking Break and Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

4:00pm – 5:15pm
Customer View
Session Co-Chairs: Joanna Ruiz, Southern California Public Power Authority and Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Reception

6:30pm
Dinner

8:00pm
Wine Tasting & Networking

Friday, April 22, 2022

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast Buffet

8:30am – 10:00am
Incorporating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Utility Programs

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

  • California IOUs Taking Actions to Prepare for Potential Extreme Weather in Summers 2022 and 2023
    Mark Martinez, Southern California Edison

    Mark Martinez

12:00pm
Adjourn

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch