May 6 - 8, 2020 | The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown | Los Angeles, CA
The devastating California wildfires of the past few years have put a spotlight on the huge potential for liabilities that utilities now face, causing a rethinking of planning, investment and operational strategies. It is clear that widespread PSPSs have major shortcomings as a means of reducing the frequency and magnitude of wildfires.
As a result, utilities in California and across the west are contemplating massive investments to not only harden the grid but also in advanced technologies to monitor systems and local conditions, enhance situational awareness, assess risks, and control assets in potentially dangerous conditions. Likewise, they are reexamining the efficacy of traditional vegetation management practices, and expanding their efforts to coordinate mitigation methods with government agencies and large landowners. However, it is difficult to identify the most problematic equipment and efficacious methods of preventing ignition and controlling the impacts of wildfires in order to survive and thrive in this new reality.
The Western Utility Resilience Summit will bring utility executives together with government officials, thought leaders, and technical experts to examine the options to reduce wildfire risks and liabilities, and explore the path forward.
Get the latest from policymakers, leading utilities, and advanced technology vendors on:
- Understanding how PG&E’s bankruptcy and wildfires affect the California energy industry
- Rethinking T&D planning and investment strategies for an era of increased wildfire risk
- Weighing the implications of AB1054 and regulatory developments on utility exposure and liability
- Building better collaboration with state, federal and first responder agencies to help reduce the magnitude of wildfires
- Emerging ideas on fuels management and wildfire prevention planning
- Identifying the most cost-effective technologies to harden the grid and enhance situational awareness
Don’t miss the Pre-Summit Executive Briefing: California’s Distributed Energy Future for an examination of California’s ambitious plans to incentivize the roll out of rooftop solar and socially equitable community solar, and how the reliability and resilience of the grid can be boosted through the deployment of distributed storage and microgrids.
Register for the Western Utility Resilience Summit and also get access to the co-located 8th annual CA Energy Summit.
Interested in Speaking?
Contact Erin Dolleris Hall
818-888-4445 ext 48
Interested in Sponsoring?
Contact Jeffrey Shapiro
818-888-4445 ext 65
Who Should Attend?
- Policymakers and regulators
- Service providers
- T&D equipment manufacturers
- Arborists and tree-trimming companies
- Sensor and situational awareness system vendors
- Resilience and reliability consultants
Director, Western Regional Office
NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (NFWF)
CALIFORNIA UTILITIES EMERGENCY ASSOCIATION
Christopher B. French
Deputy Chief, National Forest System
USDA FOREST SERVICE
Fire Coordinator, Fire Science & Climate Adaptation
Analytical Manager, Infrastructure & Renewables
Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Manager
NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
Ralph M. Terrazas
LOS ANGELES CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
Vice President, Strategy, Engagement & Chief Environmental Officer
UC BERKELEY GOLDMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
Utility Fire Mitigation
- 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC
- Advanced Microgrid
- African-American Collaborative for Climate and Environmental Equity
- Alameda Municipal Power
- BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC
- Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
- Burbank Water and Power
- CAL FIRE
- California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA)
- California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
- California Utilities Emergency Association
- Cal OES Southern Region*
- Calpine Corp.
- Center for Sustainable Energy
- City of Los Angeles
- City of Santa Rosa
- Clean Power Alliance
- East Bay Community Energy
- EDF Renewables
- Energy and Environmental Economics
- Environmental Defense Fund
- Golden State Renewable Energy
- Golden State Renewable Energy (GSR Energy)
- GRID Alternatives
- IBEW Local 1245
- Independent Energy Producers Association (IEPA)
- Itron, Inc.
- Lassen County Fire Safe Council, Inc.
- Los Angeles City Fire Department
- McCallum Group, Inc.
- Monterey Bay Community Power
- National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
- NOAA/National Weather Service
- OpenADR Alliance
- Oregon State University, Forestry
- Peninsula Clean Energy
- Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)
- Rosendin Electric, Inc
- S&P Global
- San Jose Clean Energy
- Scale Microgrid Solutions
- SoCal Edison
- sonnen, Inc.
- Sunrun Inc.
- UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy
- University of Washington, SEFS
- USDA-FS, PNW Research Station & OSU and UW
- USDA Forest Service
- Vivint Solar
- Wartsila North America, Inc.
For Government, CCA, Public Power, and Non-Profit pricing, click here.
The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
333 S Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Room Rate: $209.00
Reservation Call In No: 213-617-1133
Reservation Web Link: Click Here
Cutoff Date: Monday, April 13, 2020
Group Code: CAES
**WARNING: Please do not book any guest rooms with 3rd Party Housing Companies for this event. Infocast does not partner with outside housing companies, so we advise that you only book guest rooms at the hotel using the details provided above.**