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Igniting Technology: California Electrification

Title: Igniting Technology: California Electrification
Event Date: 11/29/2018 - 11/29/2018

CALIT2 Building Auditorium, UC Irvine


California has established the ambitious goal of relying entirely on zero-emission energy sources for its electricity. In September, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill requiring 50 percent of California’s electricity to derive from renewable resources by 2025 and 60 percent by 2030, while calling for a “bold path” toward 100 percent zero-carbon electricity by 2045. California already gets a substantial portion of its electricity from renewable resources. The California Energy Commission estimates that 32 percent of retail energy sales were powered by renewable sources in 2017. But the supply of renewable energy varies from day to day, even moment to moment. Developing new technologies − while continuing to improve current methods − is critical to meeting a new generation of electrification demands.

Join us for CALIT2's signature Igniting Technology event Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 to:

  • Learn about the capabilities and potential of today’s electric technologies
  • Understand quantifiable benefits of electrification for consumers and industry
  • Hear best practices from utilities who must implement electrification
  • Discuss key policy, regulatory and environmental issues
  • Network with industry, government and academic leaders to form collaborations and help build the future of electrification
  • See what CALIT2 is doing to provide unparalleled data engineering infrastructure support


    $15 registration fee includes parking in Anteater Parking Structure and dinner


5:00 p.m. Registration Check-in

5:30 p.m. Presentations

7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

7:30 p.m. Networking Dinner



Mark Duvall, director of energy utilization, Electric Power Research Institute 

Bryan Early, special advisor to Commission McAllister, California Energy Commission 

Edwin Hornquistemerging technologies program manager, Southern California Edison

Michael Klopfer, technical director, UCI CalPlug 

Michael Mac Kinnon, senior scientist, UCI Advanced Power and Energy Program 



Michael Guiliana, partner, Knobbe Martens


Igniting Technoly is a semiannual program sponsored by Knobbe Martens LLP.


Complimentary parking available in the Anteater Parking Structure. Driving and parking details found here.