Saturday August 18, 2018

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Liberty Station Conference Center

2600 Laning Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

 

 

 


FEATURED SPEAKERS

 
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Rep Scott Peters

California's 52nd Congressional District

Len Hering

Center for Climate & Security Advisory Board, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)

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Logan Allen

Oil & Gas Practice Principal, Regatta Solutions Inc

Nathan Johnson

Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State University

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Hanna Grene

Director of Policy, Center for Sustainable Energy

 
 
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Allan Abela

Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, EPC Power Corp. (U.S. Navy Veteran)

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Jason Anderson

President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego

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Paul Carp

Director of Research and Senior Analyst, GreenBiz

Marc Costa

Policy & Regulatory Manager, The Energy Coalition

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Phillip Gibbons

Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, Port of San Diego

 
 
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Andrea Marr

Senior Program Manager, Willdan (U.S. Navy Veteran)

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Brendan Reed

Director, Planning and Environmental Affairs, San Diego Airport Authority

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Lee Rodrigues

Senior Instructional Designer, SunRun (U.S. Army Veteran)

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Mick Wasco

Installation Energy Manager, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

David Weil

Director of Campus Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality, UC San Diego (U.S. Navy Veteran)

 
 
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Heather Werner

Principal, Semper Varia

 

Program

Agenda Subject to Change (All times in Pacific)

8:30 am

Participants Arrive

8:45 am

Welcome and Introduction

Dan Misch, Veteran's Energy Seminar Creator and Program Manager

9:00 am

Global Energy Challenges

Keynote lecture on global energy challenges including, but not limited to: climate change as a national security threat; cyber and physical infrastructure vulnerabilities; US government priorities and diplomacy; military preparedness, strategy, and operational energy analysis

RADM Len Hering, U.S. Navy (Retired)

9:30 am

Oil, Gas, Coal, and Nuclear

Lecture on domestic and international trends in oil, gas, coal and nuclear industries: impacts on energy dependence and international market; environmental, economic, political, and regulatory considerations.

Logan Allen, Oil & Gas Practice Principal, Regatta Solutions Inc

10:30 am

Break

11:00 am

Grid, Electricity, Resilience and Security

Discussion on US electric grid functionality, limitations, vulnerabilities; adaption needed for advanced energy systems; international trends in adopting advanced energy and grid upgrades; cyber and physical threats, attacks, and weather related resilience efforts.

Nathan Johnson, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State University

12:00 pm

Lunch (Provided)

12:30 pm

Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Efficiency, and Technology

Lecture on renewable energy industry trends; overview of domestic and international adoption of wind, solar, hydro, off-shore; sustainability and efficiency principles; technology gaps and investment needs; overview of economic soft power benefits of R&D; R&D investment trends and key research areas.

Hanna Grene, Director of Policy, Center for Sustainable Energy

1:30 pm

Break

2:00 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Military to Energy Transition: Panels and lectures on lessons learned and resources available from other veterans and professionals working in the energy industry, energy policy, and energy entrepreneurs
  • Energy in Practice: Panels and lectures on active programs and projects from area experts in the industry, government, and academics
 

4:00 pm

Strengthening Our Energy Security Future

Closing remarks on the military influence and veteran’s role in adopting advanced energy solutions to diversify the U.S. economy, increase resilience & reliability, and mitigate the global impacts of climate change

Representative Scott Peters, California's 52nd District

5:00 pm

Reception

Stone Brewing Company (2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106)

 

Sponsors

 
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COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS

 
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