California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will speak at the Southern California Energy Summit today at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
The summit, which concludes Friday, will “showcase Southern California as the epicenter of renewable energy” and focus on Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Imperial, Mono, Inyo and Kern counties.
Presentations, panel discussions and an exhibit hall are planned, according to organizers. Newsom will present his “Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda,” which outlines a workforce and economic development strategy for the state, according to summit organizers.
Other scheduled speakers include Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez, R-Indio; Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit; California Energy Commission members Karen Douglas and Carla Peterman; California Public Utilities Commission member Catherine J.K. Sandoval; and Angelina Galiteva of the California Independent System Operator.
Topics on the agenda include the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan; energy-efficient and renewable energy project financing; clean, sustainable transportation; green jobs; renewable generation and interconnection reliability; and upcoming federal, state and local policy, rebate and incentive programs.
To register, go to www.socalenergysummit.org.