SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council (ETCC) announces that today, the 2014 Emerging Technologies Summit (ET Summit) kicks off in the country's hub of technological innovation – San Francisco. Hosted biennially by the ETCC, this year's event taking place October 20-22 will bring together the best and most innovative thinkers in emerging clean technologies.
Building on its reputation as one of the leading business summits on energy efficiency and demand response in the nation, the 2014 ET Summit is a two-day interactive conference for industry to learn and debate the intersection of utility programs, technology, market drivers, customer engagement, policy and implementation for the advancement and adoption of emerging technologies. The theme for 2014's ET Summit is "Accelerating Innovation in Energy Efficiency" and the agenda explores the opportunities for advancing energy savings. For the full lineup of program sessions, informative site tours, and confirmed speakers, visit: www.etsummit.com.
"It's inspiring to see so many talented people across North America tackling the development, validation and commercialization of new energy efficiency and demand response solutions. As these innovators and implementers drive down costs and energy use, once unimaginable goals like zero net energy buildings are coming into reach," said Jonathan Livingston, ET Summit advisor and President of Livingston Energy Innovations.
"The ET Summit provides these committed individuals from across the advanced energy ecosystem with a unique venue for learning, networking, debate and collaboration to drive and accelerate the pace of emerging technologies for wise energy use. ET Summit speakers and participants challenge each other on topics related to energy efficiency and distributed resources, investing and policy – even how storytelling can drive consumer behavior. And as we've seen from previous ET Summits, attendees emerge with enhanced insights and clarity to achieve their organizations' goals and drive the essential paradigm shift in how we use our energy resources."
The all-star roster of presenters is headed by keynote speaker and renowned technologist Alberto Savoia, co-founder of Pretotype Labs and former Google executive. In addition to the keynotes, 34 Breakout sessions will feature over 120 thought leaders who are making tremendous contributions to improving energy efficiency though emerging technologies including: Alex Laskey, President of Opower; Gene Rodrigues, VP of Market Development, Energy Efficiency ICF International; Banny Banerjee, Associate Professor, Stanford Design Program; Anne Dougherty, Advisor and Co-Owner, Illume Advising LLC; Jeff Harris, Director of Emerging Technologies, Northwest Energy Alliance; Martha Symko-Davies, Business Development Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Erik Steeb, Vice President of Programs, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator; Scott McGarachan, Head of Energy Partner Products, Nest Labs.
Emerging technology experts and enthusiasts will be immersed in a variety of sessions broken into several tracks that are certain to inspire. These tracks cover the following themes: Energy Savings through Behavior and Decision-Making Strategies, Innovative Customer Engagement Strategies, Achieving Deeper Energy Savings Through Integrated Solutions, The Changing Energy Landscape, Enabling Smarter Energy Management and Overcoming Market and Technology Barriers.
Sponsors and exhibitors for ET Summit 2014 include: the Electric Power Research Institute, Opower, KPMG, Tendril, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Bonneville Power Administration, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Earth Networks, Gas Technology Institiuve, Philips, Transformative Wave, Daikin, Enovity, Lockheed Martin, Navigant Consulting, Pulse Energy, Digital Lumens, Embertec, Lunera, Nexant, Osram Sylvania, SafePlug, HotStart, Munters, First Fuel, CAREL USA, Ibis Networks, and Emerson. This year's marketing partners are the California Plug Load Research Center and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency.
About The Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council (ETCC):
The ETCC supports the advancement of energy efficiency and demand response initiatives through its leadership, impact and influence in the emerging technology domain. It pursues this objective through strategic stakeholder engagement and effective and efficient coordination among ETCC members: Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas & Electric, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Pacific Gas & Electric, and the California Energy Commission with regulatory oversight from the California Public Utilities Commission. For more information about the ETCC please visit http://www.etcc-ca.com.
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