Forum Agenda

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

10:00am – 12:00pm
Pre-Forum Workshop (for Utility and Government Attendees Only)
Session Co-Chairs: Paul Reid, Azusa Light & Water and Adrianne Rogers, City of Colton Electric Utility  

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Buffet

12:45pm – 1:00pm
First-timer Orientation and Welcome

1:00pm – 1:15pm
Welcoming Remarks
Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power

1:15pm – 2:15pm
Opening Keynote

2:15pm – 2:45pm
Networking Break and Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

2:45pm – 4:10pm
Strategic/Policy View
Session Co-Chairs: Ron Horstman, Western Area Power Administration and Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power

4:10pm – 4:15pm
Quick Break

4:15pm – 5:15pm
Meet the Exhibitors

5:15pm
Adjourn

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Reception

6:30pm
Dinner

8:00pm
Networking Campfire
Unwind at a casual gathering around the fire ring to reflect on the day's discussion and look ahead to tomorrow.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast Buffet

8:30am – 9:45am
Beneficial Electrification and the Future of Natural Gas Utilities
Session Co-Chairs:  Dan Kay, Wahkiakum County PUD and Scott Mayfield, Evergreen Efficiency

  • Holly Braun, NW Natural

    Holly Braun

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking Break with Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

10:15am – 11:00am
Utility Program Stand-up Challenge  Round 1
Session Co-Chairs: Cheri Davis, SMUD and Nathan Aronson, Redding Electric Utility
Join us for the craziest round of concurrent sessions ever! Imagine speed dating meets the lightning round of a TV game show! Visit up to 6 storyboards detailing utility-sponsored energy programs or research. Each storyboard presenter has up to 5 minutes (plus up to 7 minutes for Q&A) to share with you the program’s goals, successes and lessons learned. A bell rings, you choose another storyboard, and the 12-minute clock starts again.

11:00am - 12: 00pm
Midpoint Keynote

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Buffet

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Utility Program Stand-up Challenge Round 2
Session Co-Chairs: Cheri Davis, SMUD and Nathan Aronson, Redding Electric Utility
Join us for the craziest round of concurrent sessions ever! Imagine speed dating meets the lightning round of a TV game show! Visit up to 6 storyboards detailing utility-sponsored energy programs or research. Each storyboard presenter has up to 5 minutes (plus up to 7 minutes for Q&A) to share with you the program’s goals, successes and lessons learned. A bell rings, you choose another storyboard, and the 12-minute clock starts again.

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Technology View
Session Co-Chairs:  Katie Cort, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Mark Rehley, NEEA

  • Integrating Lighting Within Your Buildings – The Opportunities Ahead
    Felipe Leon of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    Felipe Leon

3:30pm – 4:00pm
Networking Break and Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

4:00pm – 5:15pm
Customer View
Session Co-Chairs: Joanna Ruiz, Southern California Public Power Authority and Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Reception

6:30pm
Dinner

8:00pm
Wine Tasting & Networking

Friday, April 22, 2022

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast Buffet

8:30am – 10:00am
Incorporating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Utility Programs

10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break with Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

10:30am – 12:00pm
Utility Programs Snapshot
Session Co-Chairs:  Kapil Kulkarni, California Public Utilities Commission and Dan Kay, Grays Harbor PUD

  • California IOUs Taking Actions to Prepare for Potential Extreme Weather in Summers 2022 and 2023
    Mark Martinez, Southern California Edison

    Mark Martinez

12:00pm
Adjourn

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch