The Future of Energy in 2030:
Policies and Technologies Affecting Electricity
Distribution and Generation
Presented by the Environmental Law Section
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The State Bar of California
845 S Figueroa Street, 2nd Fl
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Earn 4 hours MCLE credit!
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The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
Thank you to our sponsors!
- Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
- Berkeley Law Center for Law, Energy & Environment
- Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law
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Registration & Continental Breakfast
Welcome & Opening Remarks—Cliff Rechtschaffen, California Public Utilities Commission
|10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
How the Trump Administration
Could Affect California Energy Policies (1.5 Hours MCLE Credit)
California relies on federal government policies to achieve much of the
state’s energy and climate goals. How will the new administration’s policies
and appointees affect California’s ability to achieve these goals, such
as the state’s 50% renewable energy (aided by federal tax credits and
assistance siting renewable facilities on federal lands), electric vehicles
(boosted by federal tax credits, research, and infrastructure grants), and
the wholesale electricity market (overseen by federal regulators)?
- Ethan Elkind, University of California at Berkeley &
Los Angeles Schools of Law
Caroline Choi, Southern California Edison
Stacey Crowley, California Independent System Operator
Tom Starrs, SunPower
|10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
|12 noon - 12:30 p.m.
The Rise of Distributed Energy Resources (1.5 Hours MCLE Credit)
Low cost solar generation and other technical innovations are challenging
the traditional electric utility business model and are likely to lead to
more local control of the distribution grid by 2030. A suite of new retail
choices will shape the utility of the future, such as low-cost solar PV, electric
vehicles, new energy efficiencies, demand response, grid modernization,
and particularly distributed energy storage. This panel will explain the new
importance of distributed energy resources, new business models exploiting
distributed energy resources (e.g., community solar), and the special legal
and regulatory issues arising from these changes.
- William Westerfield, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
William Slaton, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Matthew Tisdale, More Than Smart
Jim Baak, Vote Solar
|12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
|2 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Community Choice Aggregation: A New Approach to Providing
Electricity in California (1 Hour MCLE Credit)
The Community Choice Aggregation Law allows Cities and Counties to
aggregate electricity and supply it to customers in their jurisdictions. To
date, there are five operating CCAs in California and several other
jurisdictions poised to provide electricity or contemplating forming a CCA.
One of the primary goals of the existing CCAs is to provide a greater portion
of renewably sourced electricity than the Investor Owned Utilities are
providing. As the CCA concept expands in practice in California, several
issues arise regarding the ability of CCAs to deliver lower priced electricity
with a higher mix of renewables than the IOUs and their ability to spur
development of local renewable energy projects and energy efficiency
projects. This panel will look at the issues around providing electricity
through the CCA model and what hot topics we can expect to see in front
of the CPUC and the CEC in the coming year.
- Leah Goldberg, Senior Deputy City Attorney, San Jose
- Elizabeth Kelly, Marin Clean Energy
- Janet Combs, Southern California Edison
- Edward Randolph, California Public Utilities Commission
|2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Senator Kevin de León, Senate Pro Tempore
Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), President pro Tempore of the California State
Senate, has authored groundbreaking legislation on a variety of issues that have
become national models. He has championed sweeping new standards that double
energy efficiency in buildings statewide and set California on a path to generate
half of its electricity from renewable sources, all by 2030. Senator de Leon’s SB 350,
the most far-reaching climate legislation in the country, created a serious public
discussion on how to adequately address climate change and severe pollution while
creating equitable access to clean energy. Senator de León will share his analysis of
California’s energy future and the legislative path to achieve that future.
|3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Closing and Thank You
|4 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.
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