at Goldman Plaza
Deep Dive Workshop: Customer Perceptions of Electrification Technologies
Buildings and Transportation
Deep Dive Workshop: Advancing Decarbonization through Local Energy Codes
Welcome Reception on Goldman Lawn
Breakfast and Registration/Check‑In
To 2030 and Beyond: Decarbonization in California and the Western U.S.
Keynote presentations, followed by a fireside chat
Morning Coffee Break
Grid Planning for a Decarbonized Future
What are the infrastructure needs as both buildings and transportation become increasingly electrified? This panel discussion will emphasize opportunities for joint planning across these sectors.
Moderator: Siva Gunda, Deputy Director, California Energy Commission
Customer Needs for Building and Vehicle Electrification
Discuss technical needs for building and vehicle electrification from the customer’s perspective. Outline specific barriers to adoption and pathways to overcome these challenges.
Moderator: Panama Bartholemy, Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition
New Construction: Building All-Electric Homes
Discuss trends, barriers, and opportunities in all-electric construction. What is motivating builders and developers to move in this direction and what role do codes, programs, and incentives play?
Moderator: Commissioner J. Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission
Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit: Tackling Hard to Reach Sectors
What role will electrification play in medium duty, heavy duty, and industrial applications? Discuss decarbonization strategies for these sectors and identify where research and funding are still needed.
Moderator: Daniel Bowermaster, Electric Transportation Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute
Not Your Typical Electric Stove: Technological Innovation in the Building Sector
Explore the state of technology, scalable solutions, and R&D needs for building electrification. Hear from experts on induction cooking, heat pump water heaters, and heat pump space conditioning technologies.
Moderator: Owen Howlett, SMUD
Transportation Pipeline: What’s Ahead for Vehicle Innovation
Hear from manufacturers about what’s available now and what’s expected in the near-term. Dive into market trends and learn about plans to decarbonize the transportation sector.
Moderator: Watson Collins, Technical Executive, Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute
Electrification Tailgate & Innovation Showcase
Eat, drink, and explore innovative technologies for building and transportation electrification, and hear from some of the innovators bringing them to life.
Breakfast and Registration/Check‑In
Electrification for All: Equity and Access
How do we ensure all communities benefit from advances in building decarbonization? Discuss cost, safety, and health impacts, and ways to prioritize those who stand to benefit most.
Moderator: Merrian Borgeson, Senior Scientist, Climate and Clean Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Shifting Mobility: A New Era of Transportation Services and Programs
Glimpse into the future of transportation as we continue toward electrification, automation, and new service models. Hear from companies that are propelling us into a new era of mobility.
Moderator: Commissioner Genevieve Shiroma, California Public Utilities Commission
Closing Plenary: The Role of State and Local Governments
Learn about decarbonization efforts at state and local levels, including policies, incentives, R&D, and planning, and hear what panelists have to say about innovative approaches to decarbonization, opportunities for state and local government collaboration, and policy needs moving forward.
Moderator: Commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen, California Public Utilities Commission
Farewell and Closing Remarks
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