2nd Annual Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Conference

2nd Annual Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Conference:

New Mexico’s Clean Energy Future

October 5th, 2012

Las Cruces Convention Center

Las Cruces, NM

 Luncheon Registration is now closed.
Tickets to the Conference ONLY will be available on Friday for $50.

AGENDA

7am  Registration

8am Welcome

EMCEE: Christina Ann Johnson, Suzanne Michaels Communications

David Hicks, Manager of the Las Cruces Convention Center

Lawrence Rael, President, NM Green Chamber of Commerce

8:15 am NMGCC Policy Platform

Allan Oliver, CEO, NM Green Chamber

8:30     Building a Competitive Policy Framework for

Renewable Energy/Clean Technology

Moderator: Kevin Robinson-Avila, Albuquerque Journal

Chair, House Energy and Environment Committee, Brian Egolf

Commissioner Public Regulation Commission Jason Marks

Doug Howe, Commissioner, Public Regulation Commission

Ken Hughes, NM Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department

9:30 Break

9:45   Future of Clean Technology Manufacturing in New Mexico

Moderator: David Hughes, Affordable Solar

Peter Lorenz, CEO, UNIRAC

Ron Corio, CEO, Array Technologies

David Melton, CEO, Sacred Power Corporation

Bryn Davis, COO, Sapphire Energy

10:45 Break

11:00 Introduction of Michael Carr

Former Governor Toney Anaya


Building a Clean Energy Economy

Michael Carr, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy

Noon: Lunch

Welcome and Introductions

Former Governor Toney Anaya

The Future of Renewable Energy, Clean Technology in New Mexico

US Senator Jeff Bingaman

Senator Jeff Bingaman

1:45 Session One

Subject: Renewable Energy Export: Obstacles v. Opportunity

Meeting Room 1 (Session 1A) 

Moderator: Allan Oliver, NM Green Chamber of Commerce

Marc Spitzer, Tres Amigas

David Getts, Sun Zia

Daniel Hodges-Copple, Clean Line Energy Partners

 

Subject:  Utility Scale Renewable Energy Generation

Meeting Room 2 (Session 1B) 

Moderator: Kevin Robinson-Avila, Albuquerque Journal

Robb Hirsch, NM Independent Power Producers

Gerard Ortiz, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, PNM

Kerry Hattevik, NexERA Energy Resources

Subject: Smart Grid Innovation: Advances in New Mexico

Meeting Room 3 (Session 1C) 

    Moderator:David Hughes, CEO Affordable Solar

Tom Bowles, former LANL Science Officer

Smart Meters, Luis Reyes, CEO Kit Carson Electric

Battery Storage Project, Jon Hawkins, Manager of Advanced Technologies, PNM

    Energy Efficiency Labs, Guy AlLee, Intel

3:00pm  Break

3:15pm  Session Two

Subject: Biofuels—Industry Advances

Meeting Room 1  (Session 2A) 

Moderator: Abbas Ghassemi, New Mexico State University

Bryn Davis, COO, Sapphire Energy  

Lorraine Wardy, CEO R-Qubed

Luke Spangenburg, New Solutions Energy 

Subject: Future of Distributed Generation

Meeting Room 2 (Session 2B) 

Moderator: Regina Wheeler, CEO Positive Energy Solar

Tom Young, DPW

Gerard Ortiz, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, PNM

Jason Marks, Commissioner, Public Regulation Commission

John Curl, Western Resources Advocates

Subject:  Decoupling and Energy Efficiency Policy

Meeting Room 3 (Session 2C) 

Moderator: Doug Campion, Greenworks

Doug Howe, Commissioner, Public Regulation Commission

William “Bill” Kipnis, Energy Project Development, Energy Control Inc.

Chuck Noble, Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy

4:15 Break and snack session  

4:30 Final Remarks 

Allan Oliver, CEO, NM Green Chamber of Commerce

5:00pm Networking Hour

 

 Thank You to Our Event Sponsors:

Las Cruces Sun-News

Questions?

Contact Carrie Hamblen by email: carrie@nmgreenchamber.com

 

Event details

The event
2nd Annual Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Conference

When?
Friday, October 5, 2012 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Where?
Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 East University Ave, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88001

More Info:
Carrie Hamblen, carrie@nmgreenchamber.com

Map: Link to Google maps