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Transportation & National Defense Forum Program

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego, CA

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

6:00-8:00pm

Opening Reception

 

 

Day 1 - National Defense Initiative Sessions

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013

8:30-8:45am

Welcome

VADM Dennis McGinn (USN-Ret.), President & CEO, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)

8:45-9:45am

Session 1: Keynotes
The US Department of Defense and military services are employing a host of strategies to harness the power of renewable energy, conserve energy resources and efficiently manage energy demand in support of national defense and the warfighter.  These strategies can enhance warfighter capability, increase the energy security of its installations, and cut operational and military base energy costs.  Military, industry and community leaders will share their perspectives on the importance of these new strategies, the opportunities they present and barriers to continued progress.

9:45-10:00am

Networking Break

10:00-11:30am

Session 2: How Western Bases are Meeting Military Service Goals
The military has embarked on an ambitious program to expand renewable energy generation on bases and in the field, with a goal of producing 25% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. This goal will require installing at least 3 GW of new renewable power projects on U.S. military bases. Given the western region's strong renewable resource potential, many of these projects are being built on bases in California, Nevada, Arizona and neighboring states. Energy managers from the military services will outline their regional renewable energy build-out plans to meet Department-wide goals and indicate how the private sector can get involved.

11:30-1:00pm

Luncheon

1:00-2:30pm

Session 3: Military, State, Utility and Community Interaction: the Regulatory Interface
This panel will discuss the integration of military renewable energy projects into the energy market from the perspective of the military, state regulators, utilities, and renewable energy developers. Panelists will identify the issues associated with working within state and local energy programs and highlight solutions to maximize the benefits of military renewable energy projects.

  • Robert Tritt, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (Moderator)
  • Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) (Featured Speaker)
  • Lisa Cagnolatti, Vice President, Business Customer Division, Southern California Edison
  • Len Hering, RADM, USN (ret.), Executive Director, California Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Marc Jeanson, Key Account Manager, Soitec

2:30-2:45pm

Networking Break

2:45-4:00pm

Session 4: Microgrids and Energy Security: Protecting Bases from Grid Disruptions and Cyber-Attacks
Today the Department of Defense is reliant on the local grid for nearly 99% of its 500 installations nationwide. Instances where local utility power outages disrupt military operations pose a threat to national security. The Department of Defense values microgrids for their ability to provide energy security, increased efficiency, price stability, and the opportunity to "island" from the grid. Speakers will identify microgrid and islanding solutions to enhance energy security and also highlight success stories from the private sector.

  • Michael Giorgione, Representing RBF Consulting (Moderator)
  • William Waugaman, Ph.D., Lieutenant Colonel (ret), USAF, Energy Security Program Manager, NORAD & USNORTHCOM
  • Laura Juette, Smart Power Partnership Initiative Team Lead, NAVFAC SW
  • Kevin Meagher, CTO, Power Analytics
  • Paul Wyman, Smart Grid Solutions Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation
4:00-5:15pm

Session 5: Financing Base Energy Projects
Speakers will discuss existing and innovative financing options for base energy projects. To reduce the budgetary impact of alternative energy projects, discussion will also focus on how key externalities, like energy security, should be incorporated into pricing.

  • Eric Perreca, Managing Director, Hunt Alternative Energy Investment (Moderator)
  • Peter Flynn, Managing Partner, Executive Vice President, Bostonia Partners
  • Michael Wheeler, Director, Project Finance, EDF Renewable Energy
  • Thomas P. King, Managing Partner, Energy Security Partners
  • Kevin Prince, Project Development Manager, Federal Programs, SunPower Corporation
5:30-7:00pm

Evening Networking Reception


Day 2 - Transportation Initiative Sessions

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013

8:30-8:45am

Welcome

8:45-9:45am

Session 1: Keynote Session
The morning keynote speakers will set the stage for the day's conversation about transportation policies, innovative financing techniques, and emerging technologies that are charting the path toward a more sustainable and renewable transportation system in California.

9:45-10:00am

Networking Break

10:00-11:30am

Session 2: Updates on Clean Transportation Policy: Where Things Stand and Where We're Headed
California has a plethora of policies that mandate specific targets for alternative vehicles and provide incentives for investment in clean technology for transportation.  This panel will provide an overview of the policy landscape in California, covering such policies as the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) mandate, incentive programs for alternative fuels and vehicles, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and the state's new cap-and-trade program.  Panelists will discuss the impacts of these policies on the transportation sector and provide an outlook for where the policy landscape is headed in 2013 and beyond.

  • Mary Solecki, Clean Fuels Program Director, Environmental Entrepreneurs (Moderator)
  • Mike Ferry, Transportation Programs Manager, California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)
  • Richard Katz, President, Richard Katz Consulting, Inc.
  • Seyed Sadredin, Executive Director, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
  • Wayne Sakarias, Director, Regulatory Policy and Legislative Analysis, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
11:30-12:45pm

Luncheon

12:45-1:00pm

Luncheon Keynote Address

1:00-2:30pm

Session 3: Financing Infrastructure and Clean Vehicle Technologies: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships and Government Incentives in Transportation
As governments at the local, state, and federal level reassess funding priorities and spending, this panel will discuss the innovative techniques for funding transportation infrastructure and clean vehicle technology.  Topics will include public-private partnerships, state and federal incentives for investing in research, development, and deployment of new technologies, and the outlook for private sector investment in transportation.

  • Adam Langton, Energy Regulatory Analyst, California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) (Moderator)
  • Eric Engelman, Principal, LeSar Development Consultants
  • Barbara Lloyd, Managing Director, KPMG Infrastructure Advisory Services
  • Phil Ovitt, Manager, Electric Vehicle (EV) Business Development and Policy, eVgo
  • Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner, DBL Investors
2:30-2:45pm

Networking Break

2:45-4:00pm

Session 4: Beyond Light Duty: Renewable Energy Technology in Heavy-Duty Transportation, Shipping, and Aviation
Heavy-duty trucks and buses and the aviation industry make up nearly 30 percent of all emissions in the transportation sector.  This panel will discuss the latest technology advances and policy initiatives that are driving down emissions and greening our shipping and aviation fleets.  Topics will include port programs to reduce shipping emissions, alternative fuels and energy efficiency technologies in trucks and buses, and the opportunities that drop-in fuels provide for greening the aviation industry.

  • Fred Silver, Vice President, CALSTART (Moderator)
  • Rebecca Boudreaux, President, Oberon Fuels
  • Dawn Fenton, Director, Government Relations & Public Affairs, Volvo Group North America
  • Victor La Rosa, CEO/President & Co-founder, Total Transportation Services, Inc.
  • Tim Zenk, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Sapphire Energy
4:00-5:15pm

Session 5: Powering the Future: The Fuels and Energy That Will Move Us in the 21st Century
This panel will focus on the emerging technologies that will propel our transportation system in the future.  From biofuels to electrification and hydrogen fuel cells, this panel will discuss the role that these technologies will have in creating a more connected, diverse and renewable transportation system.  Topics included in the discussion will encompass the short and long term outlook for these technologies and the role that government will play in advancing the markets.

  • Bruce Blanning, Executive Director, Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG) (Moderator)
  • Dan Frakes, Manager, Vehicle Fuels and Advanced Technology Policy, General Motors
  • Martin Sabarsky, President & CEO, Cellana, Inc.
  • Rob Del Core, Director, Business Development, Power Systems Group, Hydrogenics
  • Bob Graham, Principal Manager, External Engagement, PEV Readiness, Southern California Edison
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