SAN DIEGO, Sept. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew McAllister, Commissioner of the California Energy Commission, has been added as the fifth keynote speaker for the 6th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference (HIMC), presented by Distributed Energy, on October 7–10 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, CA. He will lead off the presentations on Monday, October 8 and joins a highly anticipated keynote lineup of top minds from some of the most influential companies in the microgrid and distributed energy industries: Dr. Peter Lilienthal, CEO of HOMER Energy; Karl R. Rábago, Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center; Peter Asmus, Research Director of Navigant Research; and Jon Exel, Senior Energy Specialist of World Bank Group.
McAllister was appointed to the California Energy Commission by Gov. Edmund G. Brown in May 2012 and reappointed in January 2017. He has been working on clean energy deployment and policy throughout his entire 25-year career, beginning in the early 1990s in project engineering and development, evolving into program design and implementation, and then moving into the policy arena. The commissioner has worked across the world to develop renewable energy generation, energy efficiency investments, and energy management systems, with counterparts ranging from tiny remote communities to the largest utilities.
HIMC 2018 has planned 8 educational conference tracks:
The Role of Regulation
Case Studies I (The California Experience)
Microgrid Business Models
Energy Access Microgrids
New Innovations in Controls
Case Studies II (Distributed Energy)
View the agenda for a comprehensive list of all speakers, schedules, topics, and more.
HIMC is the leading forum for leaders and policymakers in the growing market of microgrid and distributed energy systems to come together and share successes, technologies, and financial models as well as develop goals and policy objectives to drive the industry forward. This special event commences with a pre-conference, private tour of the UCSD microgrid project on October 7; features two days of learning, exhibiting, and networking on October 8 and 9; and concludes with a full day of HOMER microgrid modeling software training on October 10.