Penton's The Energy Times' Executive Conference Convenes Industry, Government and Technology Leaders to Address California Renewables Revolution and Its National Impact

Mar 03, 2016, 09:30 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives of electric companies from across California and the United States will convene in San Francisco on April 6 for Penton's "The California Renewables Rush." This unprecedented executive gathering will address what it will take to implement what many consider to be the boldest renewable policies in the world.

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The California Renewables Rush will feature analysis of those efforts by J. Andrew Murphy, senior vice president of strategic planning at Edison International, Patrick M. Hogan, senior vice president of Electric Transmission and Distribution at Pacific Gas and Electric and Arlen Orchard, general manager and CEO of Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

The national implications of California's policies will be explored by Constance Lau, president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Industries, and the Hon. Colette Honorable, commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

David Owens, executive vice president of business operations and regulatory affairs at Edison Electric Institute, said, "This conference will pull together many of the leading figures in the state of California and from across the nation working on renewables and the electricity business transformation for one day of deep dialogue."

"The financial, regulatory, policy, infrastructure and technological implications of widespread renewable integration need to be – and will be – carefully discussed by the panel of experts and leaders assembled by The Energy Times," Owens said.

Danny Kennedy, co-founder and strategic advisor of Sungevity and author of "Rooftop Revolution" will reflect on the journey that is taking our economy away from fossil-fuels toward renewables and what it means for those working in this business sector.

To close the conference, Jeff Chamberlain, director of the Argonne National Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science, Martha Symko-Davies, director of partnerships at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Haresh Kamath, program manager for energy storage at Electric Power Research Institute, will discuss the future outlook of this shift in the industry and where the energy business is headed.

EEI, Edison International and Pacific Gas & Electric are sponsoring the conference, along with Oracle and Burns & McDonnell.

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Media interested in obtaining media credentials to attend The California Renewables Rush, contact Ashley Lutz at

To learn about The California Renewables Rush sponsorship opportunities, contact Todd Hagen at


The Energy Times provides online news and insight on the business and strategy of generation, delivering and using electric power to an audience of 65,000. Coverage includes the news, trends and solutions that impact both energy providers and energy customers in the new energy landscape. It organized the landmark "Empowering Customers & Cities" 2015 event about the new utility business model that will occur once again on November 1-2, 2016.


Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow.

Headquartered in New York, Penton is privately owned by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.

Ashley Lutz
Marketing Manager
The Energy Times/The California Renewables Rush