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2011 Agenda

Tuesday–Wednesday, August 2–3

University of Phoenix Stadium

August 2: Plenary Session

12:30-1:00pm
Registration

1:00-1:05pm
Introductions (Todd Hardy, ASU OKED)

1:05-1:15pm
Welcome and Overview (Gary Dirks, ASU LightWorks)

1:15-2:15pm
Keynote Address: The Role of Renewable Energy in the Development of the Nation’s Electrical Infrastructure (Lauren Azar, Special Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy)

2:15-2:45pm
Overview of Az Market: Economic Development and Export Opportunities (Tim James/Matt Croucher, ASU Seidman Institute)

2:45-3:00pm
Networking Break (Coffee/Snacks)

3:00-3:45pm
Inventory of Land Resources and Existing Development Initiatives (Maria Baier, Az State Land/Jim Kenna, Az BLM)

3:45-4:30pm
The Big Picture for Energy in Global and National Terms (Roger Anderson, Columbia University)

4:30-5:30pm
Stadium Tour/Reception

August 3: Workshop Series

7:30-8:00am
Check-in/Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:05am
Introductions (Rick Shangraw, ASU OKED)

8:05-8:15am
Welcome and Overview (Michael Bidwill, Arizona Cardinals and Chair, ACA Renewable Energy Subcommittee)

8:15-8:30am
Keynote Speaker (Michael Crow, ASU)

8:30-10:00am
Arizona Solar Industry Cluster Workshop
Topic: What is needed to expand and promote the existing solar industry cluster in Arizona?
Discussion Leader: Polly Shaw, Suntech
Expert Panelists:

  • Maja Wessels, First Solar
  • Alex Levran, Power-One
  • Rob Wanless, Solon Corp.

10:00-10:15am
Wrap-up and Next Steps

10:15-10:30am
Networking Break

10:30- 12:00pm
Utility of the Future Workshop
Topic: How should the current utility operations and regulatory model be adjusted to accommodate increased renewable energy deployment of financially sustainable terms?
Discussion Leader: Kris Mayes, ASU
Expert Panelists:

  • Paul Bonavia, TEP
  • Don Robinson, APS
  • John Sullivan, SRP

12:00-12:15pm
Wrap-up and Next Steps

12:15-1:00pm
Lunch

1:00-2:30pm

Solar Energy Policy Workshop

Topic: How should the federal and state led policy initiatives be coordinated to ensure maximum positive impact in the market?
Discussion Leader: Barry Broome, GPEC
Expert Panelists:

  • Tom Alston, Office of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
  • Leisa Brug, Governor’s Office of Energy Policy
  • Polly Shaw, Suntech
  • Representative Tom Forese, Arizona House of Representatives
  • Craig Robb, National Bank of Arizona

2:30-2:45pm
Wrap-up and Next Steps

2:45-3:30pm
Conclusion/Call to Action
Discussion Leader: Gary Dirks, ASU LightWorks
Expert Panelists:

  • Rob Wanless, Solon Corp.
  • Kris Mayes, ASU
  • Barry Broome, GPEC

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