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The fourth annual Arizona Solar Summit will focus on introducing innovative policies, programs and technologies that are critical to reshaping Arizonas energy markets.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) February 17, 2014
What: Arizona Solar Summit IV
When: 7:30 am 6 pm, Thursday, February 20, 2014
Where: ASU SkySong, 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd. RM 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Cost: Members of the media may attend this catered event at no cost; RSVP via media contacts (noted below)
Why: The Arizona Solar Summit brings together people and organizations to advance the solar industry on both the regional and national levels, creating a network to propel Arizona to national prominence in the industry.
The fourth annual Arizona Solar Summit, part of the 2014 Sustainability Solutions Festival, will focus on introducing innovative policies, programs and technologies that are critical to reshaping Arizonas energy markets.
Participants will gain a better understanding of Arizonas current energy market conditions, solar energys place in regional and national markets and ideas for accelerating the penetration of clean technologies into this market.
Media Ops: Attending members of the media will have the following opportunities to engage with speakers and participants at the Arizona Solar Summit:
Discuss current issues at roundtable discussions
Capture address from keynote speaker, Bill Harris, CEO and president of Science Foundation Arizona
Observe multiple panel discussions with industry and thought leaders
Participate in industry networking sessions
Interact with solar energy exhibitors, including startups and research organizations
Interview speakers following panel discussions
Agenda: Full details available online. Highlights include:
7:30-9 am: Roundtable discussions being led by ASU experts on a variety of renewable and solar energy topics, including policy and scientific developments at ASU, and water/energy nexus issues.
9:15-10:30 am: Kris Mayes, director of the Utility of the Future Center, Sandra Day OConnor College of Law professor former chairman on the Arizona Corporation Commission moderating Panel I: Utility of the Future: How New Technology Is Bringing Change and Opportunity to Electric Companies and Their Customers. This panel features:
Charles Bayless, North America Energy Holdings Tim Berg, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Bob Graham, Southern California Edison (retired)
Tim Berg, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Meghan Nutting, Solar City
10:45 am - noon: Gary Dirks, director of the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU and director of LightWorks moderating Panel II: De-Carbonizing the Energy System. This panel features:
Charles Bayless, North America Energy HoldingsTim Berg, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Kerry Smith, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Ellen Stechel, LightWorks, Arizona State University
12:20-1 pm: Bill Harris, CEO and President, Science Foundation Arizona, keynote speaker
1-1:15 pm Sethuraman Panchanathan, senior vice president, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, ASU will give an address
1:30-2:45 pm: Harvey Bryan, professor at the Design School and School of Sustainability, ASU moderating Panel III: Deep Energy Retrofit Financing. This panel features:
Daniel Hunter, account executive, Ameresco
Dimitrios Laloudakis, energy manager, City of Phoenix
Scott Muldavin, Rocky Mountain Institute
3-4:15 pm: Leisa Brug, energy policy advisor to Governor Jan Brewer and director, Arizona Governor's Office of Energy Policy moderating Panel IV: National Governors Association Policy Academy Targeting Clean Energy for Economic Development and Briefing on the Arizona Master Energy Plan. This panel features:
Bennett Curry, Arizona Commerce Authority
Representative Frank Pratt, Arizona State House
Senator Bob Worsley, Arizona State Senate
4:15-4:30 pm: Closing remarks by Gary Dirks and Todd Hardy, vice president of assets, ASU Foundation for a New American University and senior economic development adviser, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, ASU
4:30-6 pm: Reception, Networking & Technology Showcase
More info: Learn more at http://www.azsolarsummit.org.
Media contacts: Sarah Mason, (480) 620-3129, sarahmason(at)asu(dot)edu
Amelia Huggins, (480) 965-1754, Amelia.Huggins(at)asu(dot)edu
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