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LSI's Energy in California Conference

November 2-3, 2015 • San Francisco, CA

Site: Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Address: 450 Powell St, San Francisco, CA (view map)

2016 will be a pivotal year for the Western States electricity markets, driven in significant measure by federal and state policy shifts toward greater renewable resource penetration, reduced GHG emissions and decarbonizing the electric grid. The boundaries between transmission and distribution, between the transportation and energy sectors, between generation and load, even between states and their balancing authorities are fading. Meanwhile climate change and the continuing drought in California and the West make meeting California's ambitious policy agenda while maintaining grid reliability all the more challenging.

This year's 17th annual "Energy in California" conference explores recent developments in these diverse areas and where we are heading in emerging areas like storage and distributed resource planning in an increasingly west-wide energy market.

Conference participants will hear from seasoned practitioners and senior agency staff and will receive the latest information on developments at the California Public Utilities Commission, California Independent System Operator and California Air Resources Board. The conference will also explore new trends in distributed generation as well as discuss the possible renaissance of old chestnuts like nuclear power.

Nancy Saracino, Jack Stoddard and Jennifer Ray will be speaking at this event. Ms. Saracino is the Program Co-Chair and her topic is "Transmission Projects, Grid Management Structures, and Energy Imbalance Markets." Mr. Stoddard and Ms. Ray's topic: "Distribution Grid Developments: Energy Efficiency and Distributed Low-Carbon Generation."

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