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2013 Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit & Expo

Agenda as of January 21, 2013. *All times and speakers are subject to change.

6th Annual Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit & Expo 2013

Press Conference – Tuesday – March 12, 2013

5:00 PM                            Registration Opens at Barbara Worth Resort & Country Club
6:00 PM                            Press Conference
7:00 PM                            Networking Reception

Conference Day 1 – Wednesday – March 13, 2013

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM                Golf Tournament sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM                   Registration Opens at Barbara Worth Resort

12:45 PM – 4:00 PM                Tour– Loading will begin at 12:45 PM and will depart promptly at 1:00 PM.
Pick up and drop off at the Barbara Worth Resort.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM                   Exhibit Hall Open

5:00 PM                                     Welcoming Remarks

Thomas DuBose, Chair, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

Ray Castillo, Chairman, Imperial County Board of Supervisors

Matt Dessert, President, Imperial Irrigation District
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM                  Opening Reception sponsored by San Diego Gas & Electric

Conference Day 2 – Thursday- March 14, 2013

8:00 AM                                    Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM                                    Brief Welcome by MC
9:05 AM                                    Opening Speaker
Jonathan Weisgall, VP, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, MidAmerican Energy Holdings
Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway

9:35 AM                                    Panel A: “The New Realities for the Renewable Energy Industry”
Scott Flint, DRECP Manager, California Energy Commission
Tina Shields, Manager, Colorado River Resources, Imperial Irrigation District
Carl Stills, Energy Manager, Asst. Geothermal Div., Imperial Irrigation District
Armando Villa, Planning & Development Services Director, Imperial County Planning &
Development Services
Moderator:  Andy Horne, Deputy County Executive Officer Natural Resources Development,
County of Imperial
10:50 AM                                  Break/Sponsor Recognition

11:05 AM                                  Panel B: “Financing in Changing Times”
Greg Aguilar, VP, Renewable Energy Finance & Leasing, Rabobank, N.A.
Tony Toronto, Partner, Sheppard Mulling
Moderator:  Vincent Signorotti, VP of Resource and Real Estate Assets, Energy Source

12:15 PM                                  Lunch w/ Keynote Speaker

1:30 PM                                    Dessert Break/ Possible Exhibit Hall Open

2:00 PM                                    Panel C: “New Renewables: Emerging Technology”
Rebecca Boudreaux, President, Oberon Fuels
Carol Brunton, Simbol Materials
Ron Kent, Strategic Technologies Research & Development Manager, Sempra Utilities
Rhonda Mills, Program Coordinator, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
Moderator:  Timothy E. Kelley, President & CEO, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corp.

3:15 PM                                    Break/Sponsor Recognition

3:30 PM                                    Panel D: “Let’s Talk Regulatory: Options and Alternatives”
David McIntyre, Ecology & Environment
Mark J. Ferron, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission (Invited)
Moderator:  Antonio Ortega, Governmental Affairs Specialist, Imperial Irrigation District

5:00 PM                                    End of Conference Day

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM                  Networking Mixer (Barbara Worth Patio)
7:00 PM                                    Exhibit Hall Closes

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM                  Banquet featuring Keynote Michael Pickers, Senior Advisor to the Governor for
Renewable Energy Facilities, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (Invited)

Friday- March 15, 2013

8:00 AM                                     Registration

8:00 AM                                     Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 AM                                     Industry Specific Session 1: “Salton Sea: Resource of Opportunity”

11:30 AM                                   Lunch

12:30 PM                                   Industry Specific Session 2: “Geothermal 101 + Exploration”
Gene Suemnicht, Chief Geologist, EGS, Inc.

2:30 PM                                     Adjournment

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