PV Public Policy: Working with Federal, State and Local Government


July 13, 2011
InterContinental San Francisco (InterContinental A - Level 5)

This session provides a comprehensive overview of current U.S. government initiatives in support of PV on the federal, state and local levels. Participants will hear from government officials and industry stakeholders, on specific approaches to help pave the way for solar energy success in the U.S.


9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

9:10 am




Keynote: “Federal Procurement of Solar: How Companies Can Be Engaged With the U.S. Government in Providing Solar Services”

Robert Westby, Laboratory Program Manager for Federal Energy Management, NREL

9:50 am






Panel: “Economic Development Opportunities: Working with Local and State Agencies to Ensure Successful Citing of PV Manufacturing”

- Dr. Pradeep Haldar, Vice President, Clean Energy Programs; CTO for PVMC, CNSE

- Robert Burris, Senior Vice President, Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization

Justin Currie, Project Manager - Bay Area, Governor's Office of Economic Development

10:45 am Coffee Break

11:15 am


“How State Governments Can Help You Achieve Your Objectives”

Mark Ferron, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

11:55 am




Panel: “Public-private partnerships”

- Chris Fish, Vice President, McAllister & Quinn

- Viviana Wolinsky, Licensing Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

- Supplier company perspective

12:50 – 1:00 pm Question & Answer and Closing Remarks

You will learn

  • How Government Can Help the PV Industry Succeed
  • How Business and Government Can Work in Tandem to Promote PV
  • What Opportunities Are Available for PV to Partner with Government Agencies

Who should attend

  • PV manufacturers
  • Equipment and materials suppliers
  • Public Policy Directors
  • Government officials
  • Market analysts
  • Supply chain management and sustainability experts

Registration is closed

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