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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Representative Scott Peters

California's 52nd Congressional District

Len Hering

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

Logan Allen

Oil & Gas Practice Principal, Regatta Solutions Inc

Nathan Johnson

Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State University

Scott Anders

University of San Diego, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, Administrative Director

 
 

Military to Energy Transition: Success Stories

Allan Abela

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

Andrea Marr

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

Lee Rodrigues

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

 
 

Policy & Trends in the California Energy Market

Jason Anderson

President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego

John Davies

Vice President and Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Marc Costa

Policy & Regulatory Manager, The Energy Coalition

Heather Werner

Principal, Semper Varia

 
 

Energy & Sustainability in Practice

Phillip Gibbons

Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, Port of San Diego

Brendan Reed

Director, Planning and Environmental Affairs, San Diego Airport Authority

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)

 

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

Strengthening Our Energy Security Future

Opening 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

 

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

Lecture 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.

Scott Anders, University of San Diego, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, Administrative Director

1:30 pm

Break

2:00 pm

Panel: "Military to Energy Transition: Success Stories"

Discussion on the transition from military to energy career and how work in energy is contributing to U.S. national security.

Moderator: Andrea Marr, Senior Program Manager, Willdan (U.S. Navy Veteran) LinkedIn

Allan Abela, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, EPC Power Corps. (U.S. Navy Veteran) LinkedIn

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

2:45 pm

Panel: "Policy & Trends in the California Market"

Discussion on policies that are shaping the California market and how that affects workforce and opportunities to veterans, as well as connecting trends in California to the national security topics discussed earlier in the day.

Moderator: John Davies, Vice President and Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group LinkedIn

Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego LinkedIn

Marc Costa, Policy & Regulatory Manager, The Energy Coalition LinkedIn

Heather Werner, Principal, Semper Varia LinkedIn

3:30 pm

Panel: "Energy & Sustainability in Practice"

Discussion on energy and sustainability programs at local institutions and installations, evaluating the mission as it related to the national security topics discussed earlier in the day and how that translates to interesting job prospects for veterans.

Phillip Gibbons, Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, Port of San Diego LinkedIn

Brendan Reed, Director of Planning and Environmental Affairs, San Diego Airport Authority  LinkedIn

Mick Wasco, Installation Energy Manager, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar  LinkedIn

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

4:15 pm

Global Energy Challenges

Closing remarks 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)

5:00 pm

Reception

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

 

Sponsors

 
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