Smart Grid Observer to Host Water-Energy Nexus Conference in Los Angeles, Feb 28-Mar 1

The Water-Energy Nexus Conference will be held in Los Angeles, February 28 – March 1, 2017. The two-day event zeros in on challenges facing water-energy efficiency programs, technology advances that can help drive efficiencies and cost savings, and successful case studies of joint water-energy optimization initiatives. The event is unique in that it brings together startups, investors, business strategists, regulators, energy companies, water companies and technology innovators for two days of networking and sharing of insights into maximizing one of the most precious resources of our time.

To date, we have the following speakers confirmed:

  • David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
  • Warren Teitz, Senior Resource Specialist, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Walter L. Schindler, CEO, Frost & Sullivan Investment Partners
  • Carlos Michelon, Principal Water Resources Specialist, San Diego County Water Authority
  • Caroline Choi, Senior Vice President, Southern California Edison
  • Paul Weghorst, Executive Director of Water Policy, Irvine Ranch Water District
  • Charley Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Southern California Water Committee
  • Carolyn Weiner, Manager of Industrial, Agricultural, and Water Programs, Pacific Gas and Electric
  • William English, Demand Side Management Advisor, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Noah Perch-Ahern, Partner, Environmental Law Group, Glaser Weil
  • Jesse Pompa, PE, Senior Engineer, Inland Empire Utility Agency
  • Katherine Hardy, Energy Division, Energy Efficiency, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Amul Sathe, Director, Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management Group, Navigant
  • Joon Lopez, General Manager, Moulton Niguel Water District
  • George Minter, Regional Vice President, Southern California Gas
  • David L. Feldman, PhD, Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design, University of California, Irvine

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