For Immediate Release: October 5, 2023

Sacramento – Join the California Energy Commission (CEC) and EPRI for a two-day summit, exploring affordable, reliable, and equitable pathways to electrifying buildings.

The Building Electrification Summit will be held Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 at the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), 715 P Street, Sacramento.

Building electrification is a key pillar of California’s efforts to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2045. This cutting-edge event will convene government, industry, academia, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss strategies and impacts of building electrification in California. Special emphasis will be placed on equity and publicly funded building decarbonization programs for low-to-moderate-income customers.

Panel topics include:

  • Building public understanding of new technologies
  • Energy data modernization
  • Financing building electrification
  • Government’s role in building decarbonization
  • California’s vision for clean and healthy homes for all

What: Building Electrification Summit

When: Tuesday, Oct. 10 and Wednesday, Oct. 11, starting at 8 a.m. PST

A special partnership announcement between the CEC and industry is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST.

Who: Scheduled speakers at the two-day summit include:

  • David Hochschild, Chair, CEC
  • Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, CEC
  • Katie Jereza, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, EPRI
  • Lauren Sanchez, Senior Climate Advisor, California Governor’s Office
  • Yana Garcia, Secretary, California Environmental Protection Agency
  • Alice Reynolds, President, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Liane M. Randolph, Chair, California Air Resources Board
  • Martha Guzman, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Karen Zelmar, Appliance Rebate Program Monitoring and Delivery Supervisor, U.S. Department of Energy

Where: CNRA headquarters, 715 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

How to participate: Registration is free for credentialed media. To register or view the event agenda, visit the Building Electrification Summit event page.  


About the California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission is leading the state to a 100 percent clean energy future. It has seven core responsibilities: developing renewable energy, transforming transportation, increasing energy efficiency, investing in energy innovation, advancing state energy policy, certifying thermal power plants, and preparing for energy emergencies.

About EPRI 
Founded in 1972, EPRI is the world's preeminent independent, non-profit energy research and development organization, with offices around the world. EPRI's trusted experts collaborate with more than 450 companies in 45 countries, driving innovation to ensure the public has clean, safe, reliable, affordable, and equitable access to electricity across the globe. Together, we are shaping the future of energy.

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