Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Summit- Santa Maria

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 08:00 AM — 01:00 PM
Join us for the Santa Maria Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Summit! 
 A Special Event Sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Energy Watch Partnership and the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 
Santa Maria Fairpark
Fountain Pavilion 937 S Thornburg St, Santa Maria 
Registration: 7:30am 
Program: 8:00am - 12:00pm 
Tables and Networking: 12:00pm -1:00pm
​*Continental breakfast and refreshments provided* 

Presentation experts will include the following local and statewide topics: 
  • After Diablo Canyon- California’s Energy Future
  • Water Conservation- Preparing for the Next Drought
  • Upcoming Statewide Energy Regulations
  • Business Innovation for Sustainability: CalRecycle and the RMDZ
  • The Role of Microgrids in our Energy Future
  • The Advantages of Solar for Residential, Business, and Municipalities
  • What We Can ALL do for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Plus, Departments and Agencies available to talk one-on-one
  • PG&E
  • American Eco
  • So Cal Gas Santa Barbara County Green Business Program
  • Staples Energy emPower Central Coast
  • RMDZ Program and more .....
Don't miss out!

This is event if FREE, but you MUST Register by August 14th to [email protected] 


Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Summit

The current slate of speakers and topics include:
 “After Diablo Canyon: California’s Energy Future” – John Shoals, Local Public Affairs
Representative, PG&E
 “Water Conservation Efforts: Preparing for the Next Drought” – Tom Fayram, Deputy Director
of Water Resources, County of Santa Barbara
 “Business Innovation Toward Sustainability: CalRecycle and RMDZ Program” – Bruce Quigley,
Supervisor, CalRecycle Loan Division
 “An Overview of Upcoming Statewide Energy Regulations” – Martha Brook, P.E., Advisor to
Commissioner McAllister, California Energy Commission
 “Advantages of Solar for Municipalities, Businesses, and Residents” – April Price, Community
Environmental Council
 “Micro Grids and Smart Grids: Embracing New Energy Technology”- Joseph Herr, Grid
Integration & Innovation Principal, PG&E
 “Energy Efficiency and Sustainability- What can we ALL do?” – Panel of program experts

Registration begins at 7:30 am with coffee and continental breakfast. The presentations begin at 8:00 am and are scheduled to end at noon. People will be urged to stay and talk one-on- one with officials and agencies, many of which will have display tables and will provide information and literature. The event is
slated to end at 1pm.

There is no cost to attend, but you must register by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling the

 Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce at (805) 925-2403 ext 812.

The Santa Barbara County Energy Watch Partnership has been promoting energy efficiency and helping businesses and municipalities since 2010. PG&E and SoCalGas are the funding partners for the Partnership. Staples Energy provides the Direct Install energy upgrades. Other members of the Partnership are the municipalities of Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Solvang, Buellton and the County of Santa Barbara. The Partnership has assisted over 450 businesses in north Santa Barbara County, has provided energy upgrades to municipal buildings, and has held numerous outreach events for local communities.


Santa Maria Fairpark 937 S. Thornburg

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