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|8:00 AM||9:00 AM|
Registration Open, Breakfast/Networking
|9:00 AM||10:00 AM|
Colorado’s Balancing Act
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will be invited to present keynote remarks on the state’s landmark clean power plan, as well as ongoing efforts to balance renewable energy expansion with continued fossil fuel development. Does Colorado’s approach offer a blueprint for the West or did the state’s resource mix and political climate make it a one-off example?
|10:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|10:30 AM||12:00 PM|
Energy Storage: From EVs to Pumped Storage and Beyond
The West offers vast potential for energy storage deployment. Electric vehicle adoption takes the technology to the consumer level. Meanwhile, large-scale batteries, pumped storage and even a few novel storage concepts are emerging.
|12:00 PM||1:00 PM|
‘Networking at Noon’ Luncheon
|1:00 PM||2:30 PM|
Putting Western Innovation to Work
The West leads the country with innovative approaches to energy generation, deployment, and use. This session highlights innovations in microgrid development, distributed and community solar finance, and approaches to regional transmission.
|2:30 PM||2:45 PM|
|2:45 PM||4:15 PM|
Water/Energy Conflicts in a Rapidly Growing West
Water is of vital importance across the West and impacts almost every decision related to electric power production. This session examines the water resource issue and considers efforts at regional cooperation to ease conflicts.