• Don’t miss the speakers and panels you want to see

    Register Now

A Who’s Who of Key Players Address the Impacts of Major Policy Changes on the California Market

The California energy market is at the center of a maelstrom of change that will have profound impacts on strategic directions and opportunities for utilities, power producers, preferred resources providers and customers on multiple fronts:

  • The 50% RPS is driving not only wind and solar procurements, but also increased demands for investments in energy storage, DR and other fast responding grid assets
  • Regionalization of CAISO is also being driven by increased reliance on renewables across the West, but the path forward to a multistate RTO is uncertain
  • IRPs from IOUs and public utilities will for the first time include distributed assets, with unknown impacts on long term power procurement
  • The loss of Aliso Canyon and quick deployment of storage assets points out both the challenges and creative solutions in solving local capacity issues
  • The California Demand Response Auction Mechanism is opening the wholesale market for the first time to aggregated DR from distributed energy resources
  • Planners are for the first time trying to establish multiyear RA requirements, with the potential for revised flexible capacity requirements that could affect wind, solar and gas power projects

Only those that truly understand the complexity and confusion of California’s rapidly changing energy market will be able to develop strategies to get ahead and profit!

California Energy Summit 2017 will bring policy-makers together with utility, IPP, energy storage and finance executives to provide the latest information and insights on the opportunities and threats in California, and discuss potential strategies for the future.

Interested in Speaking at California Energy 2017?

Contact Jose Rodriguez
818-888-4445 ex 42

Increase Brand Awareness and Connect with Attendees

Learn More Information About Sponsoring California Energy 2017

Contact Maggie Trigueros
818-888-4445 ex 55

Want to attend?


As a registrant, you can access our networking system to connect with other attendees one week before the event.

Featured Speakers

Interested in being a speaker?


Interested in being a sponsor?

To learn more about all the benefits of sponsoring this event, please contact Maggie Trigueros at maggiet@infocastevents.com or call 818-888-4444 ext 55.

Supporting Organizations


The Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-3332

Room Rate: $269.00
Reservation Call-In #: 1-800-222-8733
Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Group/Reference Code: IFM


Early Bird
(by 3/31/17)
(after 3/31/17)
On Site
Executive Forum: The Road to the Distributed Energy Future in California
May 16, 2017
$695 $895 $995
California Energy Main Summit
May 17-18, 2017
$1,395 $1,695 $1,795
Early Bird
(by 3/31/17)
(after 3/31/17)
On Site
Executive Forum: The Road to the Distributed Energy Future in California
May 16, 2017
$395 $495 $595
California Energy Main Summit
May 17-18, 2017
$895 $1,095 $1,195

*Special group registrations subject to verification by Information Forecast, Inc.


Risk-Free Early Bird
Take advantage of the Early Bird rates risk-free! If an Early Bird registration is later canceled, an administrative charge will not be applied and the full tuition amount will be refunded.

Team Discounts
For teams of three or more from the same organization, the third and subsequent registrants qualify for a 50% discount. Discounts cannot be combined.

Cancellation, Refund & Credits
Should you be unable to attend, a refund, less a $195 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received more than 10 business days before the event. We will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your company, or credit the registration to another Infocast event if you register within 6 months from the date of this event. If the event is cancelled, Infocast’s liability is limited to the refund of the event registration fee only.

Copyright © 2016 Information Forecast, Inc. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy & Terms


Ali Amirali



Matthew Barmack


Thomas Doughty


Josh Gerber


Mark Irwin


Larsh Johnson


Neil Millar


Edward Randolph


Jan Smutny-Jones


Jim Tracy




STOEL RIVES LLP is a U.S. law firm, with a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients. Established in 1907, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Representative clients include financial institutions, public and private utilities, energy and renewable energy companies, developers, manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, universities, agribusinesses, software companies, food and beverage companies, charitable foundations, telecommunications and forestry companies, among others. We represent businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Ascend Analytics


Ascend Analytics is a leading analytics software and consulting provider for the energy industry with 30+ employees and 3 of the top 5 US utilities as customers and over a decade of organic growth. Ascend provides innovative solutions focused on decision analysis for resource planning and asset valuation, asset operations, portfolio management, and risk analytics. Ascend provides the analytic tools to bridge the physical models of energy generation with the competitive dynamics of today’s power markets. The resulting software solutions and consulting provide the energy industry with the actionable intelligence to manage energy supply portfolios from the next hour, to intermediate term hedging, to long-term resource planning. Ascend uniquely captures physical and financial risk and translates this into operating opportunities for energy companies to realize market opportunities. For energy storage, Ascend captures the hidden value of flexibility and translates this into economic value for operations and planning.

Hanna and Morton


We combine long-established traditions with new ideas. On the one hand, we adhere to traditional values of professionalism, honesty and loyalty to our clients’ interests. On the other, we seek new ways of going about our work so as to solve our clients’ legal problems more quickly and cost effectively.



Duke-American Transmission Co. is a transmission developer jointly owned by Duke Energy, the largest utility in the U.S., and American Transmission Co., a national leader in transmission development. Formed in 2011 to plan and develop strategic transmission projects across the U.S. and Canada, DATC partners share the same vision for transmission development. DATC is ready to partner with stakeholders to achieve transmission goals, including:

  • Transmission planning
  • Building and facilitating regulatory relationships
  • Navigating the regulatory process
  • Stakeholder outreach
  • Real estate, easement acquisition
  • Transmission line, substation design
  • Project management
  • Commissioning
  • Transmission system, line operation

From concept to completion, DATC is a transmission project life-cycle expert, ready to partner with stakeholders to achieve transmission goals – including planning, management of regulatory relationships, and construction and operation of transmission infrastructure.

Center for Sustainable Energy


Founded in 1996, the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to developing a clean energy future that addresses climate change, increases energy independence and generates lasting economic and environmental benefits. CSE empowers such innovation by leveraging its expertise in clean transportation, distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, energy engineering and regulatory and policy support. As a trusted advisor, CSE partners with clients of all sizes to achieve their sustainability objectives through a suite of energy services that include comprehensive program design and management, research and analysis, technical advising, incentive and rebate management, and education and outreach. CSE is headquartered in San Diego with offices in Boston, Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif.

Clean Coalition


The Clean Coalition is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technical, policy, and project development expertise. The Clean Coalition drives policy innovation to remove barriers to procurement and interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) – such as local renewables, advanced inverters, demand response, and energy storage – and we establish market mechanisms that realize the full potential of integrating these solutions. The Clean Coalition also collaborates with utilities and municipalities to create near-term deployment opportunities that prove the technical and financial viability of local renewables and other DER.

Cleantech San Diego


Cleantech San Diego is a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region, including Imperial County, as a global leader in the cleantech economy. The organization achieves this by fostering collaborations across the private-public-academic landscape, leading advocacy efforts to promote cleantech priorities, and encouraging investment in the San Diego region.

Cleantech San Diego’s membership includes more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy and the environment.

PANC (Power Association of Northern California)


The Power Association of Northern California is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the power industry in California and all of its component parts. PANC sponsors monthly luncheon meetings and educational seminars to help professionals better understand the challenges confronting the power industry. Monthly luncheon meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month in San Francisco. Guest speakers include legislators, CEO’s, Commissioners and other experts from both the regulated and unregulated side of the industry.

Please contact us if you'd like to participate in the event.

Please select your subject(s):
SpeakSponsorSuggest a TopicAdministrative HelpOther


To receive the brochure download link via email, please fill out the form below.


Select which agenda you would like to download.

Main Summit

Executive Forum

Please fill out your contact information before downloading so we can better serve you.