Conference Program

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pre-Summit Reception

Network and reconnect with your colleagues and attendees over dinner and drinks as we kick off our 2018 Spring ET Summit in style! Join us for the Evening Reception the night before the Summit. Tickets are included with your conference registration.

NOTE: Please refer to the two tabs above to view the respective schedules for "Ballroom A" and "Ballroom B"

Network, reconnect, and enjoy a light breakfast with your fellow Summit attendees.

The 2018 Spring ET Summit keynote address will be delivered by Andrew Blume covering topics including: a state of the agriculture industry overview, Southern Company’s sponsorship of ‘Aglanta’, Alabama Power and their Freight Farm, a comparison of the photosynthetic efficiency of plants versus the efficiency of PV, the water efficiency of hydroponics, and vertical farming versus greenhouses.

Coffee, refreshments, and networking.

When it comes to getting multi-system or whole-building results, industrial facilities often face more challenges than the commercial and residential sectors. This panel will discuss up-and-coming technologies and strategies to help industries reduce energy and operating costs in the industrial sector.

Speakers:
Andrew Campbell Executive Director, Energy Institute at Haas, U.C. Berkeley
Philip Gleckman – Chief Executive Officer, Sunvapor
Moderator:
Michael Lozano – Senior Mechanical Engineer, California Energy Commission

Refuel while you connect with your fellow Summit attendees.  Take a walk outside to refresh and prepare to dive back in!

Food processing and 24/7 energy needs go hand-in-hand. But do they need to be? We’ll have an in-depth discussion of the technological and cost-saving opportunities to help the food processing industry reduce energy consumption without adversely affecting their stringent business operation requirements.

Speakers:
Ann Marie Mastrippolito – Program Portfolio Manager, Industrial & Ag Utility, CLEAResult
Erick Watkins – Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Pacific Coast Producers
Moderator:
Tarun Kapoor  – Expert Product Manager, Emerging Technologies, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Coffee, refreshments, and networking.

Requests for New Service from cannabis growers are expected to total hundreds of MW over the next few years. The cultivators are moving into buildings that often used less than 1 watt/sf and are requiring 30-60 watt/sf, requiring expensive infrastructure upgrades. SMUD has been working with growers to reduce energy use and will discuss their testing of high efficiency lighting, HVAC, and dehumidification systems.

Speakers:
Tyler Kearns – President, Gold Country Green.  Owner, SEVENLEAVES Products
Matthew McGregor – Strategic Account Advisor, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD)
Moderator:
Jim Parks – Program Manager, SMUD

Coffee, refreshments, and networking.

Speakers:
John C. Morris – Vice President, Market Development, D+R International
Frank Loge – Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Center for Water Energy Efficiency, UC Davis
Philip Gleckman – Chief Executive Officer, Sunvapor
Alex Woolf – Principal Data Scientist, Lineage Logistics

NOTE: Please refer to the two tabs above to view the respective schedules for "Ballroom A" and "Ballroom B"

Coffee, refreshments, and networking.

A discussion about real-world experience using natural refrigerants in industrial refrigeration and process cooling applications. One looks at optimizing existing refrigeration plants to improve performance, reduce operating costs, and to benefit the customer and the utility. The second looks at two new approaches for packaged systems, one for walk-in freezers, and one for process cooling using advanced ultra-low GWP refrigerants.

Speakers:
Troy Davis – Energy Manager, Mayekawa USA MYCOM
Alex Woolf – Principal Data Scientist, Lineage Logistics
Moderator:
Paul Delaney – Senior Engineer, Southern California Edison

Refuel while you connect with your fellow Summit attendees.  Take a walk outside to refresh and prepare to dive back in!

This session will present innovative practices in water in the agricultural space from several perspectives including data analytics, university research, and end-use.

Speakers:
Olivier Jerphagnon – Founder, PowWow Energy, Inc.
Alexander Wright – Technology Solutions Manager, ClearCove
Frank Loge – Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Center for Water Energy Efficiency, UC Davis
Moderator:
Dave Rivers – Project Manager, Emerging Products, Southern California Edison

Coffee, refreshments, and networking.

Improving yields and quality in our food chain is desirable. CHP applications can help achieve that efficiently and cost effectively by providing electricity, heat, refrigeration, water, and fertilizer for outstanding results. Our guests are at the forefront of these innovative applications and will share their experiences.

Speakers:
Ray Cole – President & CEO, Axiom Engineers
Casey Houweling – Owner, Houweling’s Group
Moderator:
Eric Kirchhoff – Commercial & Industrial Services Manager, SoCalGas

Coffee, refreshments, and networking.