South San Francisco, CA January 7, 2017 Submitted by Sheri Boles, CPUC
Please mark your calendars for the following California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) “21st Century Thought Leaders in Essential Industries Speaker Series” (Thought Leaders), which will be held at the CPUC, Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave. (at McAllister Street) in San Francisco:
March 23, 2017, 2p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Energy Landscape: A panel focused on balancing load growth with new supply, and the trade-offs between investments in generation services and grid services with the utility’s overall safety obligations . The panel will include a discussion of projections for energy supply, grid infrastructure and operations, and customer demand in 2027.
April 27, 2017, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Water Landscape: A panel focused on the water issues of interest likely to be in discussion 10 years from now. Topics include groundwater monitoring and pumping, rights to recycled wastewater, pricing of water, data collaboration and sharing, and building of additional supply.
May 25, 2017, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Transportation Landscape: A panel focused on the climate implications of the growth of alternative fueled vehicles as customers switch away from conventional carbon intensive fuels to carbon optimized fuels (such as electricity and biogas) in the public transportation sector.
The CPUC Thought Leaders is an ongoing guest speaker series designed to stimulate thought and discussion of some of the most pressing challenges facing California utility regulators and the private sector industries impacted by state policies. Leading experts from around the world take center stage to offer their expertise and vision in areas such as communications, energy, water, transportation, the environment, green jobs, and more. Thought Leaders events are free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to join us at the CPUC in San Francisco or participate via video webcast in real time; past Thought Leaders events are also archived. For more information, please visit http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/thoughtleaders/.