The California Renewables Rush conference will be held on April 6 in San Francisco to explore the transformation of the utility and energy industry in California. The conference will be run by The Energy Times, one of the energy and utility properties published by Penton Media along with Electrical Marketing, Electrical Wholesaling, Electrical Construction & Maintenance and Transmission and Distribution World.
California’s utilities must procure 1,325,000 MW of energy storage by 2020. They will be fully reliant on renewable energy by 2030. The Edison Electric Institute and Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest energy companies, are among those companies and trade groups supporting the event as sponsors.
Marty Rosenberg, editorial director, The Energy Times, and event chair said, "The renewable energy mandate, coupled with the storage mandate, will work hand-in-glove to make the California electric power sector a global leader in the world’s race to a low-carbon economy and sustainable energy future. Regulations must allow the implementation of these mandates, new infrastructure must be built and paid for, the grid must be modernized and adapted and new technologies must be envisioned, creating a ‘California Energy Lab’ that will rival the California Gold Rush of a century ago in its impact on the state’s economy and culture."
Industry thought leaders who will speak at The California Renewables Rush include: Commissioner Colette D. Honorable, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; J. Andrew Murphy, senior V.P., strategic planning, Edison International; Constance Lau, president & CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries; Commissioner David Hochschild, California Energy Commission; and Arlen Orchard, CEO and General Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District. To register, visit: http://events.theenergytimes.com.