Schedule for 2017 California - Germany Bilateral Energy Conference


 
2017 California -Germany Bilateral Energy Conference Day 1- October 19

12:30 p.m. Registration

  • Master of Ceremony: Drew Bohan, Executive Director,
    California Energy Commission

1:30 p.m. California and Germany as Forerunners in the Global Energy Transition

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Robert B. Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission
  • Martin Schöpe, Head of Division, International Cooperation on Energy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

1:50 p.m. Presentation and Q&A: Long-Term Planning for the Power Sector

  • Amory Lovins, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Katharina Grave, Principle Issues of Electricity Division, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

3:00 p.m. Coffee Break

3:30 p.m. The Energy Transition Here and There: Visionary Voices

  • Stephen Berberich, President and Chief Executive Officer, California Independent System Operator
  • Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation
  • Peter Hoffmann, Senior Manager System Operations, TenneT TSO
  • Felix Matthes, Research Coordinator, Energy and Climate Policy,
    Öko-Institut
  • Simon Müeller, Head of Unit System Integration of Renewables, International Energy Agency
  • Professor Mario Ragwitz, Deputy Head of Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
  • Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Moderator: Antonella Battaglini, Founder and CEO, Renewables Grid Initiative

5:00 p.m. Voice from Asia: China's 2050 vision

  • Professor Wang Zhongying, Director, China National Renewable Energy Centre

5:30 p.m. Networking Reception – Cafeteria 15L

  • Location: 1116 15th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
2017 California -Germany Bilateral Energy Conference Day 2- October 20

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome Back Remarks

  • Janea A. Scott, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
  • Martin Schöpe, Head of Division, International Cooperation on Energy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

8:50 a.m. Panel 1: Vision Meets Reality: Integrating Renewable Power into the Transportation Sector and the Heating Sector

  • Hanno Butsch, Head of International Cooperation, (German) National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology
  • Christoph Jugel, Director of Energy Systems, Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena)
  • Ronald O. Nichols, President, Southern California Edison
  • Niklas Schirmer, Head of Energy, ubitricity
  • Dietrich Schmidt, Head of Power-Heat-Systems Department, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology
  • Daniel Witt, Senior Manager, Business Development and Policy, Tesla
  • Moderator: Professor Daniel Sperling, Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis

10:30 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Panel 2: Vision Meets Reality: Consumers, Demand and the Network

  • Jan Aengenvoort, Head of Communication & Market Research, Next Kraftwerke
  • Jesse Bryson, Vice President and Head of Global Market Development , Advanced Microgrid Solutions
  • Jay Dickenson, Chief Consultant, California Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee
  • René Mono, Managing Director, 100 % Renewable Foundation
  • Moderator: Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

12:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Robert B. Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission
  • Martin Schöpe, Head of Division, International Cooperation on Energy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs (BMWi)

12:30 p.m. Finger Food & Networking

1:30p.m. Event Ends


 

*Agenda will be updated periodically.