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Quarterly Meeting: Industrial Energy Efficiency – Advanced Solutions


This ETCC meeting will convene experts from industry, research, utility and government entities working to advance industrial energy efficiency. Speakers on the opening panel will discuss innovative industrial sector solutions that simultaneously address California’s critically urgent water and energy resource constraints.

The next set of speakers will highlight the latest developments in recovery and application of waste heat from themal and electric industrial processes. The final session will present cutting-edge industrial energy efficiency projects from the end-user’s perspective, leading into an interactive discussion of implementation successes and challenges.


9:30 AM   | Breakfast and Networking

10:00 AM | Safety and ETCC Updates

Abdullah Ahmed, Program Manager, Emerging Technologies, Southern California Gas Company

10:10 AM | Welcome Remarks

Lisa Alexander, Director, Southern California Gas Company

10:25 AM | Doubling Down with Water Energy Solutions 

Leading water-energy experts and product developers address the potential for crosscutting industrial solutions in the face of ongoing or intermittent draught conditions in the West.

Moderator: Frank Loge, Executive Director, UC Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency

Baji Gobburi, VP of Sales, Cambrian Innovations

Sophie Walewijk, Senior Chemical Engineer, Trevi Systems Inc.

Richard Svindland, VP, Operations, American Water

11:40 AM | Lunch (provided) and Networking

12:40 PM | Doing More with Less - Process Heat Recovery 

Researchers and product developers discuss how the new wave of industrial heat recovery options is poised to expand the options for industrial energy efficiency.

Moderator: Ryan Kerr, Emerging Technologies Manager, Gas Technology Institute

Bill Hunter, Owner, AirClean Technologies

Wes King, IDSM Project Manager, Southern California Edison

Vince Sands, Founder & Vice President, Boilerroom Equipment

1:40 PM   | Break

1:50 PM   | Finding Hidden Energy Savings in Industrial Applications

Industrial end users discuss how they are uncovering and driving integrated and synergistic solutions in their facilities.

Moderator: Paden Cast, Review Engineer, Southern California Gas Company

John Scherer, Manager of Engineer, Los Angeles Cold Storage

Don Musser, SVM I&E Superintendent, Searles Valley Minerals

Daniel Farina, General Manager, American Apparel

3:00 PM   | Wrap-up

Abdullah Ahmed, Program Manager, Emerging Technologies, Southern California Gas Company

SoCalGas Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Boulevard, Downey and via Webinar
Event Type
Quarterly Meeting
Event Host
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company logo
  • Southern California Edison Company logo
  • Southern California Gas Company logo
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Company logo
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District logo
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power logo
  • CEC logo

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The ETCC is funded in part by ratepayer dollars and the California IOU Emerging Technologies Program, the IOU Codes & Standards Planning & Coordination Subprograms, and the Demand Response Emerging Technologies (DRET) Collaborative programs under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The municipal portion of this program is funded and administered by Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.