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2010 ET Summit Agenda

All events are at the Sacramento Convention Center (1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814) unless otherwise noted. Specific times, tracks, and workshops are subject to change without notice.

Sunday, November 7th

4:00pm – 6:00pm Summit Registration Desk Open (at the Sacramento Hyatt)
6:00pm – 8:00pm Welcome Reception (at the Sacramento Hyatt)

Monday, November 8th

6:30am – 6:00pm Summit Registration Desk Open
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 10:00am Opening Keynote & Welcoming Address
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:45am Technical Tracks: Session #1
11:45am – 1:15pm Lunch & Keynote Address
1:15pm – 2:45pm Technical Tracks: Session #2
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:30pm Technical Tracks: Session #3
4:30pm – 4:45pm Break
4:45pm – 6:15pm Technical Tracks: Session #4
6:15pm – 8:15pm Reception & Exhibit Viewing

Tuesday, November 9th

6:30am – 4:00pm Summit Registration Desk Open
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast Keynote & Exhibit Viewing
8:30am – 10:15am Exhibit Viewing
10:15am – 11:45am Technical Tracks: Session #5
11:45am – 1:15pm Lunch and Keynote Address
1:15pm – 2:45pm Technical Tracks: Session #6
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:30pm Technical Tracks: Session #7
4:30pm – 6:00pm Informal "After-Conference" Reception (in the Hyatt lobby bar)

Technical Tracks

Session #1 10:15am (11/8)

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Session #2 1:15pm (11/8)

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Session #3 3:00pm (11/8)

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Session #4 4:45pm (11/8)

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Session #5 10:15am (11/9)

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Session #6 1:15pm (11/9)

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Session #7 3:00pm (11/9)

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Monday, November 8th

8:30am – 10:00am Opening Keynote & Welcoming Address
11:45am – 1:15pm Lunch & Keynote Address
6:15pm – 8:15pm Reception & Exhibit Viewing

Tuesday, November 9th

7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast Keynote & Exhibit Viewing
11:45am – 1:15pm Lunch and Keynote Address

Monday Opening Keynote & Welcoming Address

John DiStasio is General Manager of Sacramento Municipal Utility District, a position he has held since 2008. He previously served as SMUD’s assistant general manager since December 2000. In that role he was responsible for overseeing SMUD’s retail operations, including customer service, energy delivery, program development and communications, energy-efficiency and pricing.

During his tenure as assistant general manager SMUD won a string of customer service honors, including being named by J.D. Power and Associates in 2008 as having the nation’s highest satisfaction rating among business customers. From 1997 to 2000, DiStasio headed Distribution Services, with responsibility for the SMUD energy delivery process. He joined SMUD in 1981 as a buyer for the District’s purchasing department.

In addition to his duties at SMUD, DiStasio is an executive board member of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; vice-chair of LEED (Linking Education and Economic Development); president of the board of the Northwest Public Power Association; a board member of the North State Building Association; and a member of the Los Rios Foundation Board. DiStasio earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior from the University of San Francisco.

Jeffrey Byron has served as a Commissioner of the California Energy Commission (CEC) since 2006. Commissioner Byron fills the public-at-large position with over 30 years of experience in the electric power industry and over 10 years of service assisting customers in meeting their energy needs.

Commissioner Byron currently serves as Presiding Member of the Energy Commission's Research, Development, and Demonstration Committee and the Transmission and Regional Planning Committee; and he serves as Associate Member on the Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee, Energy Efficiency Committee, and Electricity and Natural Gas Committee.

Prior to his appointment, Commissioner Byron served as president of Byron Consulting Group, developing strategic energy solutions for mid to large-sized firms since 2002. He served as Co-Chair of the Silicon Valley Leadership Council's Energy Committee and managed an energy efficiency program to reduce energy use and carbon emissions among businesses and other organizations on behalf of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Sustainable Silicon Valley. Previously, he developed combined heat and power projects for Calpine C*Power from 2000 to 2001, and was Energy Director for Oracle Corporation from 1996 to 2000. Commissioner Byron served at the Electric Power Research Institute from 1985 to 1995 in a variety of capacities, including commercialization director and executive technical advisor.

Commissioner Byron received a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree from Stanford University.

Dian M. Grueneich has served as a Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) since 2005. She is a nationally recognized expert in energy and environmental issues, with over 30 years experience. At the CPUC, she focuses on transmission planning and permitting, energy efficiency, climate change, renewable energy resources, and low income consumer issues. She also serves on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee and the Transmission Expansion Planning Policy Committee of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council.

Commissioner Grueneich has been the lead Commissioner on energy efficiency at the CPUC, overseeing the 3-year, $2.7 billion energy efficiency program of the California investor-owned utilities. She provided leadership for the development of the California Long-Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan and in August 2008, received the national Champion of Energy Efficiency Award by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy for outstanding career-long leadership in the energy efficiency field and innovation in utility regulation.

Commissioner Grueneich is committed to building partnerships nationally and internationally that advance best practices in clean energy and policies to achieve maximum energy savings. Towards this end, she serves on the U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Advisory Committee, the Leadership Council of the China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance, and the International CHP/DHC Collaborative sponsored by the International Energy Agency. Commissioner Grueneich recieved the first Visionary Award from the eeGlobalForum in May 2009 for her leadership role in developing the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan. Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Grueneich served as a Board member of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and is a past-President of the California League of Conservation Voters. She is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a J.D. from Georgetown University.

Gregg D. Ander, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), is the Chief Architect for Southern California Edison. Gregg was the Executive Producer of six environmentally-focused television programs for NBC, CBS, and PBS. One program, “Greener Buildings/Bluer Skies,” won a 2006 Emmy award.

Mr. Ander is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Illuminating Engineering Society of North American (IESNA), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Building Industry Council (SBIC), the New Buildings Institute (NBI), the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), and the California Commissioning Collaborative (CCC). Gregg has authored over 70 technical and design related articles and has won awards for various energy-related projects from AIA, ASHRAE, Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and was one of the first funders of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). In addition, Gregg has participated in numerous sustainability charrettes for residential, retail, K-12 schools, offices, and the greening of the White House and Old Executive Office buildings. He is the author of the book, “Daylighting Performance and Design,” published by John Wiley & Sons (second edition).

Ralph Cavanagh is a Senior Attorney and co-Director of NRDC's energy program, which he joined in 1979. In addition, Ralph has been a Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford and UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall), and from 1993-2003 he served as a member of the U.S. Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board. His current board memberships include the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, the California Clean Energy Fund, the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, the Renewable Northwest Project, the Northwest Energy Coalition, and the Sustainable Energy Advisory Board of Texas-based Energy Future Holdings.

He is a member of the National Commission on Energy Policy, which the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation established in 2002. Ralph has received the Heinz Award for Public Policy, the Yale Law School's Preiskel-Silverman Fellowship, the Lifetime Achievement in Energy Efficiency Award from California's Flex Your Power Campaign, the Headwaters Award from the Northwest Energy Coalition, and the Bonneville Power Administration's Award for Exceptional Public Service. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Yale Law School.

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Monday Lunch Keynote

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Monday Reception

Dr. Arthur H Rosenfeld was a Commissioner of the California Energy Commission from 2000 to 2010. He earned a PhD in Physics from the University of Chicago where he was the last graduate student of Enrico Fermi. He worked in physics group at University of California, Berkeley where he did some of the key development of bubble chamber physics, particularly the hardware and software for photographing, measuring and analyzing data.

In 1975, he founded the group that became the Center for Building Science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. At the center he researched the miniaturisation of electronic ballasts in fluorescent lamps leading to the development of compact fluorescent lamps.

The Center developed a broad range of energy efficiency technologies, including electronic ballasts for fluorescent lighting, a key component of compact fluorescent lamps; and low-emissivity windows, a coating for glass that allows light in but blocks heat from either entering (summer) or escaping (winter). Dr. Rosenfeld was personally responsible for developing DOE-2, a computer program for building energy analysis and design that was incorporated in California’s Building Code in 1978. These codes have served as models for the nation, copied by Florida and Massachusetts, and other states are beginning to adopt them as well. DOE-2 is used to calculate codes and guidelines for energy efficient new buildings in China and many other countries.

In 2001, Rosenfeld came up with Rosenfeld's Law, which states that the amount of energy required to produce one dollar of GDP has decreased by about one percent per year since 1845. In part due to Rosenfeld’s many years of service at the CEC, California's low electricity per capita growth since 1973 has been dubbed the Rosenfeld Effect.

He received the Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest in 1986, the Carnot Award for Energy Efficiency from the U.S. Department of Energy in 1993, and Enrico Fermi Award in 2005.

Earlier this year, a new unit of energy, the Rosenfeld, was introduced. One Rosenfeld is equal to as electricity savings of 3 billion kilowatt-hours per year, the amount needed to replace the annual generation of a 500 megawatt coal-fired power plant.

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Kathleen Hogan
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency

Dr. Kathleen Hogan is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy. In this capacity, Dr. Hogan oversees a more than $900 million annual energy efficiency policy, program, and research portfolio including industrial, buildings, and vehicle technologies, along with federal energy management. As part of EERE's senior leadership, Dr. Hogan helps to oversee $16.8 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.

Prior to this position, Dr. Hogan served for more than 10 years as the Division Director at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency responsible for the development and operation of EPA's clean energy programs focused on removing market barriers for energy efficiency and renewable energy. These programs included the ENERGY STAR® program, programs for combined heat and power and renewable energy, corporate leadership programs, and efforts focused on state clean energy policies. Under her management, ENERGY STAR grew to a national brand for energy efficiency across products, new homes, and buildings. She was also a key convener of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency and has served as a technical advisor on the boards of a number of national and regional energy efficiency organizations.

Earlier in her EPA career, Dr. Hogan developed and managed programs to address emissions of methane and the high global warming potential gases including programs with the natural gas, waste management, livestock, aluminum smelting, and electronics industries. She also worked to address methane emissions in the Russian natural gas system and was an expert contributor on these topics to assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Dr. Hogan has been recognized for her work with a Presidential Rank Award, induction into the Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame of the U.S. Energy Association, and as a contributor to the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Dr. Hogan has a Ph.D. from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bucknell University.

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Tuesday Breakfast Keynote

Mike Weedall
Vice President, Efficiency, Bonneville Power Administration

Mike Weedall has over twenty-five years of experience in the energy industry. At present he is the Vice President of Energy Efficiency, responsible for leadership of BPA’s conservation and load management programs. This includes program initiatives developed for and implemented throughout the Pacific Northwest. In addition, program services are provided to federal facilities throughout the western United States. Mike also leads BPA’s liaison with a variety of interest groups in the Northwest for energy efficiency issues.

Mike began his career in energy efficiency when he was selected to be a Presidential Management Intern for the U.S. Department of Energy in 1978. From 1981–1985, Mike was the Program Manager for Conservation Finance at BPA. In this position, he was responsible for incorporating finance elements into energy efficiency programs.

In 1985, Mike left BPA and founded Pacific Energy Associates, a firm designed to assist utilities and all levels of government in planning, developing, and implementing effective demand-side management, energy efficiency and customer service programs. From 1990–1993, he served as the Director of Energy Management Services for the Green Mountain Power Corporation where he was responsible for the management of demand-side resource planning, program development, program implementation, and program evaluation. Mike also served as the Manager of Energy Services and Electric Transportation for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) from 1993–2001. At SMUD, Mike led all demand-side management programs, as well as research and development activities for a variety of technologies. Before returning to BPA, Mike acted as Deputy Assistant Director for Conservation and Distributed Generation for the California Power Authority. Mike is Chair for the Board of Directors for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and a Board Member for the Northwest Energy Technology Collaborative.

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Tuesday Lunch Panel

Paul De Martini is VP & CTO, Smart Grid at Cisco Systems, where he leads and develops the vision for Cisco’s Smart Grid end-to-end IP architecture and technology and deployment roadmaps as well as Cisco's participation in Smart Grid standards development and work towards the harmonization and adoption of global standards.

Prior to joining Cisco earlier this year, De Matini was vice president of Advanced Technology in the Transmission & Distribution Business Unit of Southern California Edison (SCE). Advanced Technology is SCE's R&D organization responsible for SmartGrid development, which includes advanced grid technologies, electric transportation, smart metering and integration of energy smart consumer products.

Before that, De Martini was vice president of Edison SmartConnect™, responsible for leading the company’s award-winning program from concept through initial execution. Edison SmartConnect will replace millions of traditional electric meters with smart meters to empower customers to conserve energy.

De Martini joined SCE in 2002. Before joining the company, he was a vice president at ICF International, an energy and environmental consulting firm. Prior to this, De Martini held senior management positions with Sempra Energy, Coastal Corporation and Pacific Gas & Electric.

De Martini earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco. He also earned a certificate in technology management from the California Institute of Technology. De Martini is currently an executive Fellow of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Mark S. Dudzinski

has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. He has been with the General Electric Company for over 20 years. His GE experience includes manufacturing, engineering and P&L management. He has had assignments in business integration and negotiating international joint ventures. His primary areas of responsibility have been in marketing. This includes new product and market development, new product introduction, product management, commercial operations, communications and strategy. His experience outside of GE includes managing industrial automation P&L’s for European companies. He is presently responsible for marketing at GE Energy.

GE Energy is one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies, with revenue of over $26 billion. GE Energy works in all areas of electric generation including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, wind, solar, biogas, and other alternative fuels. GE Energy is a major supplier in T&D. It has the broad supply of offerings for the Intelligent Grid. It is also a major supplier of environmental control products and systems for asset monitoring and diagnostics.

Mr. Dudzinski is the Vice Chairman of the International Electric Research Exchange (IERE). Electric utilities use this Japan based organization to exchange research in all areas of generation, T&D and energy efficiency. He is also on the board of ACCCE (American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity).

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