California Energy Summit 2017

May 16 to 18, 2017 - Santa Monica, California, USA

California Energy Summit 2017

The California energy market is at the center of a maelstrom of change that will have profound impacts on strategic directions and opportunities for utilities, power producers, preferred resources providers and customers on multiple fronts:

  • The 50% RPS is driving not only wind and solar procurements, but also increased demands for investments in energy storage, DR and other fast responding grid assets
  • Regionalization of CAISO is also being driven by increased reliance on renewables, but the path forward to a multistate RTO is uncertain
  • IRPs from IOUs and public utilities will for the first time include distributed assets, with unknown impacts on long term power procurement
  • The loss of Aliso Canyon and quick deployment of storage assets points out both the challenges and creative solutions in solving local capacity issues
  • The California Demand Response Auction Mechanism is opening the wholesale market for the first time to aggregated DR from distributed energy resources
  • Planners are for the first time trying to establish multiyear RA requirements, with the potential for revised flexible capacity requirements that could affect wind, solar and gas power projects
Energy Insight is proud to be an official media partner for this event.

Only those organizations that fully understand the complex, confusing and constantly changing California energy market will be able to develop strategies to profit.

California Energy Summit 2017 will bring policy-makers together with utility, IPP, energy storage and finance executives to provide the latest information on the opportunities and threats in California, and discuss potential strategies for the future.

Agenda Highlights

  • Western Power Market Unification—CAISO’s Vision for a One-Market Region
  • Regionalization and CAISO Expansion—Progress, Hurdles and Market Impacts
  • IRP Implementation Under SB 350 and Its Impacts on Renewable Energy and Other Procurements
  • Meeting Multiyear Resource Adequacy Requirements in an Era of Excess Intermittent Capacity—This Is Not Your Father’s Resource Plan
  • Strategies for Dealing with Price Volatility and Market Transformation in California
  • Life After Power Purchase Contract Expiration—Power Plant Residual Value and Portfolio Optimization
  • What Will Demand Be Given the Expanding Roles of EE, DR and EVs?
  • Powering the LA Basin and Local Capacity Concerns after Aliso Canyon
  • Energy Storage in the California Market: Deployment Lessons Learned and Its Increasing Future Role
  • RETI 2.0 Transmission Planning and Renewable Energy Integration
  • Meeting SB 350 Energy Efficiency Goals

Additionally, an Executive Forum will be held on the 16th with the theme “The Road to the Distributed Energy Future in California.” The Executive Forum will include presentation and panel discussions covering:

  • Building the Growth of DERs into Long-term Procurement Planning
  • Integrating Distributed Resources in California
  • Rate Design—Impacts of NEM and Retail TOU on the Distributed Energy Market
  • Update on DER Proceedings and the DER Auction
  • California Utility Distributed Resource Plans and Procurements
  • Grid Modernization Needs for a Distributed Energy Future
  • Incorporating DERs in Grid Planning