California Power Summit

California Power Summit

November 9-10, 2021 | Online :: Pacific Time

Overview

The summer of 2021 brought extreme heat waves and historic drought and wildfires, pushing the California grid to its limits. When power supply ran short lawmakers, regulators, grid operators and utilities who were steadfast on decarbonization diverted to temporary gas-fired power plants to minimize Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) and blackouts. Perhaps under such severe circumstances California’s generation mix was deficient during peak demand.

Still, as per SB 100, State policy requires that renewables and zero-carbon resources supply 100% of retail electricity to California end-use customers by 2045. What is the plan to ensure reliability and resiliency post 2045 considering climate threats are expected to increase in frequency and severity?

Attend EUCI’s virtual conference, 2021 California Power Summit, to get up-to-date market intel for one of the largest and most modern power grids in the world. Receive updates on priorities, plans, and programs from the CPUC, CAISO, independently and publicly owned utilities, transmission and generation developers, and more!

Learning Outcomes

This conference will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Get the latest information on state policies and regulations, including new resource adequacy rules and how they apply
  • Hear from industry executives and insider perspectives on decarbonization, reliability, and potential pathways to 100% clean energy by 2045
  • Discuss the Integrated Resource Planning process, procurement plans, and opportunities for renewable development
  • Evaluate different technologies and innovative solutions for a flatter load profile
  • Assess distributed grid pilot programs and development opportunities, including rooftop solar mandates, self-generation programs, energy storage applications, transportation electrification, and more!

Agenda

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 : Pacific Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Conference Timing

 

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. :: Keynote Address: Plans & Priorities for the California Power Market

Mark Rothleder, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CAISO

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Keynote Address: Building a More Resilient California Grid and OIR Updates

Darcie L. Houck, Commissioner, CPUC

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. :: Panel Discussion: Legislative & Regulatory Landscape in California

This session will highlight the latest policies and regulations that shape the California power market, including:

  • Resource adequacy, new rules, and how they apply
  • Strategies to achieve SB 100
  • Implications of FERC ANOPR
  • CPUC Rule 21
  • Rooftop solar mandate
  • Green tariffs updates
    • Shared Renewables Program and Community Solar Green Tariff (CSGT)
  • Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
  • Update on net energy metering (NEM 3.0) policy

Moderated by: Seth Hilton, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP

Panelists:

Lorenzo Kristov, Principal, Electric System Policy, Structure, Market Desigd

Scott Murtishaw, Policy Director, Independent Energy Producers

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Transmission Expansion for Added Capacity

This session will discuss the backbone of California’s power market, the transmission system. Hear about the latest challenges and solutions for delivering bulk power in California:

  • How much added capacity is needed to meet future demand?
  • How much added capacity is needed considering high levels of intermittent resources?
  • Necessary transmission projects to support SB 100
  • Cluster 14 and other hurdles
  • Latest information on cost allocation
  • Brownfield development and opportunities in existing infrastructure
    • Opportunities for network upgrades
    • Use cases for energy storage as a transmission asset

Ali Amirali, Senior Vice President, Starwood Energy Group

Sandeep Arora, Senior Vice President, LS Power/REV Renewables

Nancy Rader, Executive Director at California Wind Energy Association

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. :: Integrated Resource Planning and Interconnection in California

This session will discuss integrated resource plans in California and strategies for decarbonization and SB 100:

  • The need for resource diversity
  • Opportunities for energy storage
    • Long-duration storage
    • Standalone battery projects
    • Opportunities for hybrid projects
  • Coordination between IRP, interconnection process and transmission planning process
  • CAISO interconnection process – Opportunities and challenges
  • Update on Cluster 14

Moderated by: Seth Hilton, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP

Panelists:

Sushant Barave, Senior Manager, Grid Integration, Clearway Energy Group

James McGarry, Senior Analyst, Integrated Resource Planning, CPUC

2:15 – 3:30 p.m. :: Regionalization and Reliability Planning

This panel will discuss some ways to help reduce the significant cost of moving to a renewables portfolio including:

  • Partnering with other utilities on utility scale projects to offset the cost
  • Partnering with local businesses to utilize roof top for utility run solar + storage projects
  • Grant funding

The panelists will also dive into the topic of regionalization and why it is important for utilities across the US to fill in the gaps for load fulfillment

  • Weather variability across the US
  • Transmission needed and the need to start on this now
  • Portfolio diversification – geographically

Moderated by: Dawn Lindell, CEO, Burbank Water and Power

Panelists:
Fredric Fletcher, Principal, Power from the Prairie
Mandip Samra, Acting Assistant General Manager of Power Supply, Burbank Water and Power
Bob Schulte, Principal, Schulte Associates LLC

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. :: Innovations and Markets for a Flexible Grid

This session will highlight efforts across the country to increase the ability of the grid to adapt to changing conditions, from operations to investment and planning. Panelists will explore how technology trends are driving wholesale market reforms, and how developers and investors are planning in an age of uncertainty.

Jay Caspary, Vice President, Grid Strategies LLC

Eric Hsieh, Director, Grid Systems and Components, U.S. Department of Energy

4:15 p.m. :: Day 1 Adjourns

 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 : Pacific Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Conference Timing

 

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. :: Keynote Address: Decentralization and Planning for a Wave of Distributed Grid Activities

Distributed energy resources (DERs) and scalable control systems, combined with the need to develop local energy systems for greater resilience and reduced environmental impacts, are driving the electric industry toward a more decentralized structure. This Keynote will highlight major policies and activities shaping the future grid:

  • The voluntary C&I market and customer participation
  • Electrification
  • Innovative technologies for energy management

Lorenzo Kristov, Principal, Electric System Policy, Structure, Market Design

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. :: Assessing the Grid for DER Penetration & Utility Strategies for Integration

This session will provide a framework and assessment for how utilities are reimagining the grid. Learn about utility strategies for preparing the grid for adoption, including:

  • Pilot demonstration projects
    • Digitization of substations, IEC 61850 and new standards
    • Microgrids and virtual plants
    • Best energy storage applications and current use-cases
  • DERMs and DER aggregation

Olof Bystrom, Manager, Enterprise Strategy, SMUD

Quinn Nakayama, Director of Grid Planning and Innovation, PG&E

Russell Ragsdale, Director of Asset and Engineering Strategy, Southern California Edison (SCE)

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: SB100 and Fueling Transportation Electrification with Clean Energy

With Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order to require that, by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles in conjunction with SB 100, decarbonizing the grid as well as the transportation sector is enroute. This session will discuss:

  • Infrastructure needs as gas vehicles phase-out
  • Challenges to supplying electric vehicles with clean energy only
  • How EVs can add stability to the grid
  • Impacts on GHG emissions as EV adoption

Josh Gerber, Founder & CEO, Connect California LLC

Daniel Tunnicliff, Assistant General Manager, Customer Service and Marketing, Burbank Water and Power

12:00 p.m. :: Summit Adjourns

Speakers

  • Ali Amirali, Senior Vice President, Starwood Energy Group

  • Sandeep Arora, Senior Vice President, LS Power/REV Renewables

  • Sushant Barave, Senior Manager, Grid Integration, Clearway Energy Group

  • Olof Bystrom, Manager, Enterprise Strategy, SMUD

  • Jay Caspary, Vice President, Grid Strategies LLC

  • Fredric Fletcher, Principal, Power from the Prairie

  • Josh Gerber, Founder & CEO, Connect California LLC

  • Seth Hilton, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP

  • Darcie L. Houck, Commissioner, CPUC

  • Eric Hsieh, Director, Grid Systems and Components, U.S. Department of Energy

  • Lorenzo Kristov, Principal, Electric System Policy, Structure, Market Design

  • Dawn Lindell, CEO, Burbank Water and Power

  • James McGarry, Senior Analyst, Integrated Resource Planning, CPUC

  • Scott Murtishaw, Policy Director, Independent Energy Producers

  • Quinn Nakayama, Director of Grid Planning and Innovation, PG&E

  • Nancy Rader, Executive Director at California Wind Energy Association

  • Russell Ragsdale, Director of Asset and Engineering Strategy, Southern California Edison (SCE)     

  • Mark Rothleder, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CAISO

  • Mandip Samra, Acting Assistant General Manager of Power Supply, Burbank Water and Power

  • Bob Schulte, Principal, Schulte Associates LLC

  • Daniel Tunnicliff, Assistant General Manager, Customer Service and Marketing, Burbank Water and Power

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EVENT:

California Power Summit

November 9-10, 2021 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each
- OR - I choose to attend remotely
Individual remote connections(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 connections - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 connections - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 connections - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

Buy 4 seats and only pay for 3! For this event every fourth attendee is free!

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before October 08, 2021 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

CEUs

Credits

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EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Panel discussions and PowerPoint presentations will be used in the program.

Who Should Attend

  • Load Serving Entities:
    • Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs)
    • Publicly-Owned Utilities (POUs)
    • Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs)
  • Independent Power Producers (IPPs)
  • Renewable Energy Developers
  • Engineers, Procurement, Construction (EPCs)
  • Financiers & Investors
  • Government:
    • State Agencies
    • Regulatory Officials

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