California-Germany Bilateral Energy Conference 2017

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First-of-Its-Kind Event

The 2017 California-Germany Bilateral Energy Conference will bring industry experts, think tanks, and policy makers from Germany and California together to discuss recent developments, deepen the understanding of long term trends and exchange experiences with policies designed to tackle them. Furthermore, the conference will foster dialogue, strengthen networks, and increase the motivation and inspiration of key stakeholders who have a leading role in the energy transition of their respective countries and regions.


California Department of Public Health
1500 Capitol Avenue (15th)
Sacramento, CA 95814

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

1:00 p.m. Start

Welcome and Opening Remarks
California and Germany as forerunners in the global energy transition.

Long-term Strategic Planning for the Power Sector
Overview of the Visions from California and Germany: long term strategic power sector planning 2030 and beyond.

The Energy Transition Here and There Visionary Voices
Hear from industry leaders, policy makers, and think tanks throughout Europe and the US who are leading the transition to a decarbonized future.

Voice from Asia: China's 2050 vision

Networking Reception

2017 California -Germany Bilateral Energy Conference Day 2- October 20

8:30 a.m. Start

Welcome Back Remarks

Panel 1: Vision Meets Reality: Integrating Renewable Power into the Transportation Sector and the Heating Sector
Leaders and specialists share views on the opportunities and challenges of integrating a power sector increasingly based on renewables with transportation and buildings.

Panel 2: Vision Meets Reality: Consumers and Demand
Measures to incentivize the consumer's active role in the electricity market and in the energy transition.

Closing Remarks

Event ends at 1:00 p.m.


*Agenda will be updated periodically.