Reliable, Cheap, and Green: The Future of the CA Grid

CANOPY Menlo Park

6 | 4 | 24

6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

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How can we bring more green electricity to California ratepayers while lowering their bills? What policies, business opportunities, and entrepreneurial angles will get us there faster?

Californians want to be trailblazers in sustainable renewable energy while managing its wildfire risk and other stresses caused by a warming planet, but the state’s electricity rates are some of the highest in the nation.

Hosted by impact community NosTerra Ventures, our panel of experts with experience in grid, water, and wildfire management will talk us through the most promising solutions.

We’re excited to welcome two speakers with experience at California ISO, which manages the flow of electricity on high-voltage power lines, operates a wholesale energy market, and oversees infrastructure planning.

  • Michael KahnCommission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery

Mr. Kahn practiced environmental and energy law in the Bay Area, acting as lead counsel on many landmark cases and matters and serving three California governors during California’s energy crisis of the 2000s. He was chairman of the Electricity Oversight Board and CAISO under Governors Davis and Schwarzenegger.

Mr. Haines has been the Principal at Grid & Power Symmetry since 2021. He was the first general manager for California Community Power, a deputy general manager for State Water Contractors, and a deputy director at the Department of Water Resources. He was the special assistant to the chairman of the board at CAISO.

We’ll serve refreshments at 6 pm before the formal program begins at 6:30 pm.