Agenda - GW Solar Symposium 2012

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Agenda - GW Solar Symposium 2012

  1. 1. “SOLAR ENERGY: A Path to Energy Significance” April 12, 2012 ● 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM ● The Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street, Northwest, Washington, DC 20052 Video and presentations at solar.gwu.eduWelcome (9:00 – 9:15 AM) o Steven Lerman, Provost, The George Washington University o Peg Barratt, Dean, GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences o Ken Zweibel, Director, GW Solar InstituteKeynote: “Lessons Learned Regulating California Utilities” (9:15 – 10:00 AM) o Timothy Simon, Commissioner, California Public Utilities CommissionPanel Discussion: The State of Solar Power – 2012 (10:00 – 11:45)Moderator: Ken Zweibel, Director, GW Solar Institute o Tom Kimbis, VP of Strategy & External Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association o Minh Le, Deputy Solar Energy Technologies Program Manager, SunShot, DOE o Ranga Pitchumani, CSP Team Lead, SunShot, DOE o Joel Link, VP of Development, SolarReserve o Richard Perez, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, SUNY-Albany rdNetworking Lunch (12:00 – 1:15 PM) – Marvin Center 3 FloorPanel Discussion: Economic and Policy Barriers to the Development of Solar Energy (1:30 – 2:45 PM)Moderator: Juliet Eilperin, National Environmental Reporter, The Washington Post o Bryan Crabb, Director of Federal Government Affairs, First Solar o Robert Margolis, Senior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory o William Morin, Director of Government Affairs, Applied Materials & Chairman of the Trade Working Group, Solar Energy Industries Association o Sara Banaszak, Vice President & Chief Economist, Americas Natural Gas AllianceBreak (2:45 – 3:00 PM)Panel Discussion: Solar – The Private Sector is the Driver (3:00 – 4:15 PM)Moderator: Jerry Bloom, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP o Gaëtan Borgers, Executive Vice President, Solar Division, Soitec o Andrew Murphy, Executive Vice President of Strategy and M&A, NRG Energy, Inc. o Daniel Petrucci, Managing Director, Link2 LLC o Joel Link, VP of Development, SolarReserve o Timothy Simon, Commissioner, California Public Utilities CommissionClosing (4:15 – 4:30 PM) o Ken Zweibel, Director, GW Solar Institute ndPublic Reception (4:30 – 6:00 PM) – Jack Morton 2 Floor Lobby

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