Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit & Expo is Approaching

El Centro, CA – The Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation, will host the Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit, March 16-18, 2010, at the Quechan Casino Resort in eastern Imperial Valley. The successes of previous year’s events have resulted in great anticipation by guests, speakers and sponsors alike for the 2010 program.
“This year’s summit brings speakers who are influential and instrumental in California’s evolvement as a renewable energy leader,” stated Timothy Kelley, President/CEO of the IVEDC. “And people who know this business, know the evolution starts in Imperial Valley.”
The three-day event will include a tour of renewable energy projects in Imperial Valley, panel discussions, breakout sessions, exhibitor hall and networking events. With the event themed,
“Growing California’s Green Economy,” the breakout sessions will include discussions on relevant topics such as solar, geothermal, bio fuels, biomass, transmission, land use, water supply, economic development and workforce training and education.
The event will feature over 20 speakers from the green energy industry, utilities, regulatory agencies, legislature and educational community. Speakers will include:
Manuel Perez, California State Assemblyman, 80th District

Michael Peevey, President of the California Public Utilities Commission

Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, MidAmerican Holdings Company

Panama Bartholomy, Special Advisor to the California Energy Commission Chair

Anthony Sanchez, President, Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors

Luis Fuentes, Chair, Imperial County Board of Supervisors

Jim Avery, Senior Vice President of Electric Power, SDG&E

David Kolk, Manager of Resource Planning, Imperial Irrigation District

Vince Signorotti, Vice President of Land Development,Terra-Gen Power

Charlene Wardlow, Director of Business Development, ORMAT

Dan Gautschi, CEO,SunEco Energy Tina Shields, Assistant Water Manager, Imperial Irrigation District

Mike Madigan, Senior Advisor, Poseidon Resources

Mary Camacho, Superintendent, Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program

Tina Shields, Assistant Water Manager, Imperial Irrigation District

Ed Gould, President, Imperial Valley College

Janet Ramos, Director, MESA program
Event sponsors include Premier Sponsor Imperial Irrigation District; Diamond Sponsor San Diego Gas & Electric; Platinum Sponsor ORMAT; Gold Sponsors EW Corporation and County of Imperial; Silver Sponsors CalEnergy and RECON; Bronze Sponsors Desert Security Services, Imperial County Workforce Development Board, American Cargo Services, Aggressive Energy Solutions and Southwest Transmission Partners.
For additional information about the event including registration, exhibitor space and sponsorships, please contact IVEDC at or (760) 353-8332.
About IVEDC:
The Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation is a partnership of private enterprise and local government that is united by the common vision of expanding and diversifying the local economy.