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Sepa
Mike Taylor

Director of Research
SEPA
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Estela
Jose Alfonso Nebrera

President
ESTELA
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Protermo Solar
Luis Crespo

Secretary General
Protermosolar
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BrightSource Energy
Charlie Ricker

Senior Vice President of Business Development
Brightsource Energy
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Acciona Engery
Gilbert. E. Cohen

Senior Vice President
Acciona Solar Power
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Fluor
Brad Friesen

Vice President, Renewables Business Line
Fluor
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Brad is Vice President of Fluor’s Renewables business line and is responsible for managing the Power group’s solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind, biomass, geothermal, and energy storage projects worldwide.

Brad began his career with Fluor in 1977 as a Field Engineer in Saudi Arabia. After subsequent Energy and Chemical assignments in Venezuela, California, and Japan, he transitioned to the Power Business Group in 1984. During his career in Power, Brad held several positions including Contracts Manager, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, and Manager of Projects. Prior to his current assignment, Brad was the Vice President for Fluor’s Gas Fueled Business Line and was responsible for managing Fluor’s simple-cycle, combined-cycle, and cogeneration projects worldwide. In these capacities, Brad has been involved with Power projects throughout the United States and in several international locations, including Trinidad, Thailand, Canada, and Spain.

Brad is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in California.

Department of Energy
Jonathan Silver

Executive Director, Loan Programs
US Department of Energy
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Burreau of Land Management
Ray Brady

Manager
Bureau of Land Management
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Department of Energy
Frank Wilkins

Solar Thermal R&D Team Leader
U.S Department of energy
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Siemens
Daniel Duncan


Vice President & General Manager

Siemens Energy, Inc.

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Daniel Duncan is the Vice President and General Manager of the Oil and Gas Division of Siemens Energy, Inc. He is based in Houston, Texas, with responsibilities that extend across the Americas.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Duncan led the U.S. sales organization for Siemens’ industrial solutions, services and products, which included motors, inverters, low voltage power distribution and control for various solar power generation systems.

Mr. Duncan began his career at Siemens in 1997. Since then, he’s coordinated the Siemens U.S. marketing strategies for automation solutions, and acted as Vice President for vertacross.com, a Siemens multi-national eBusiness solution and global marketplace.

Mr. Duncan has a long history of electrical and automation experience in the industrial marketplace, having held business development, account management and technology consultant roles at a number of firms, including Honeywell and the Georgia Power Company. He also is a former owner/operator of a systems integration firm specializing in engineered solutions to the manufacturing segment.

He previously served as Siemens' City Ambassador for Houston, linking nine Siemens operating companies to support local business collaboration and coordinate community outreach programs. Mr. Duncan is an electrical engineer and graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

IEA
Cedric Philibert

Senior Consultant
International Energy Agency
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Engery Commission
Eileen Allen

Manager, Siting and compliance officer
California Energy Commission
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The Great Seal of States of Nevada
Dr Hatice Gecol

Director
Nevada State Energy Office
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Arizon Coporation Commission
Kristy Mayes

Commissioner
Arizona Corporate Commission
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Federal energy regulatory commission
Marc Spitzer

Commissioner
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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Sky fuel
Richard J. LeBlanc

CEO
Sky Fuel
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Mr. LeBlanc has more than 30 years of experience managing and building high-tech companies and commercializing innovative technology. Prior to joining SkyFuel, Mr LeBlanc was CEO of Chemrec AB, a leading gasification technology company.  Before that, Mr. LeBlanc was a senior executive with Siemens US, where he was head of the HVAC Products division and president of Building Automation division of Siemens Building Technologies. Mr. LeBlanc directed product development, manufacturing and distribution of Siemens’ broad range of building control products for the North American, Asian Pacific and Latin American markets including direct management of the company’s energy and environmental services business and the construction of large renewable energy projects.

Prior to his global career at Siemens, Mr. LeBlanc was the co-founder and president of a venture capital backed telecommunications services business where he successfully drove rapid growth of the enterprise.

Rick has an MBA from Northwestern University and B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He is a Professional Engineer and holds a LEED AP certification from the US Green Building Council.

Sky fuel
Andrew McMahan

Vice President for Technology
Sky Fuel
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Andrew has experience in both the renewable and conventional energy industries. He has worked in industrial energy efficiency, oil & gas exploration, and performed graduate research in concentrating solar power for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

At SkyFuel Andrew is involved in both technology and project development, in particular overseeing power plant design and the optimal application of SkyFuel’s solar technology in the marketplace.

Andrew holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from of the University of Wisconsin - Madison obtained while studying at the University’s Solar Energy Laboratory.

Vote Solar
Jim Baak

Policy Director for Utility Scale Solar
Vote Solar
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Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (Speaker to be confirmed)



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New Energy Finance
Nathaniel Bullard

Senior Analyst
New Energy Finance
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SENER
Jose Martin

CEO
SENER
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ACS Cobra
Antonio Gomez Zamora

General Director
ACS Cobra
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Masdar
Daniel Calderon

Investment Manager
Masdar
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Worley Parsons
Speaker to be confirmed - Worley Parsons



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The Energy and Resources Institute
Shirish Garud

Co-ordinator
The Energy and Resources Institute
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Dept. of Primary Industries
Adrian Panow

Director Energy Investment
Dept. of Primary Industries
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Abengoa S.A
Fred Morse

Senior Advisor of US Operations
Abengoa S.A
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Concentrating Solar Power, NREL (invited)
Mark Mehos

Manager
Concentrating Solar Power, NREL (invited)
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Nevada office, Western Resource Advocates
Charles Benjamin

Director
Nevada office, Western Resource Advocates
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The Sierra Club
Carl Zichella

Director of Western Renewable Energy Programs
The Sierra Club
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The Wilderness Society
Nada Culver

Senior Counsel
The Wilderness Society
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Jordan Macknick

Energy and Environment Analyst
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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Natural Resources Defense Council
Johanna Wald

Senior Counsel
Natural Resources Defense Council
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US Bancorp
Dareen Van't Hof

Vice President Solar
US Bancorp
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World Bank
Natalia Kulichenko

Senior Energy Specialist
World Bank
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Union Bank
Melisa Lewis Wilson

Senior Vice President
Union Bank
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JP Morgan Capital Corporation
Mit Buchanan

Managing Director, Energy Investments
JP Morgan Capital Corporation
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California Public Utilities Commission
Anne Gillette

Policy Analyst, Renewables Portfolio Standard Program
California Public Utilities Commission
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California Independent System Operators
Grant Rosenblum

Regulatory Counsel
California Independent System Operators
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CEERT (tentative)
Rich Ferguson

Co-ordinator
CEERT (tentative)
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Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Michael DeAngelis

Manager, AR&DGT Program
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Bechtel
Jim Ivany

Principal Vice President and Manager of BrightSource Projects
Bechtel
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Mr. Ivany is a Bechtel principal vice president and manager of BrightSource Projects. He provides operational and functional oversight of the Ivanpah project in San Bernardino County, California, for which Bechtel, as the EPC contractor, is providing project management, engineering, procurement, construction, and startup services for BrightSource Energy. The 400 MW concentrated thermal solar power facility consists of three separate plants scheduled to begin construction in 2010. When completed in 2013, the facility will nearly double the amount of commercial solar thermal electricity produced in the US today. Mr. Ivany is also responsible for Bechtel’s role in working with BrightSource to develop additional solar electric generating facilities in the southwestern US and international locations.

Before joining the BrightSource effort, Mr. Ivany served as chief financial officer for Bechtel’s Power Global Business Unit with responsibility for oversight of commercial activities worldwide.

Most of his 36-year Bechtel career has been focused on the development, design, engineering, procurement, and construction of power plants; commercial management; finance policy; project controls; contracts management; and Six Sigma deployment and training activities. Mr. Ivany holds a BS degree and master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has been a registered professional engineer in five states.

Guardian
Michael Magdich,

General Manager Solar - CSP
Guardian
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Hydro
Allan D. Bennett,

VP, Solar Market Development
Hydro
Orrick
Tom Glascock

Partner
Orrick
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Tom Glascock is a partner in the Global Finance practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, resident in the firm's San Francisco office.

Tom Glascock is a partner in the Global Finance practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, resident in the firm's San Francisco office. Orrick, with over 1,000 lawyers in the United States, Europe and Asia, has one of the world's leading energy practices. Over 150 lawyers at Orrick focus on the energy industry, representing every kind of market participant, from independent power companies and utilities, to investors and lenders. In addition to its leading renewable energy project practice, Orrick has a premier solar energy development and finance practice based in San Francisco. Mr. Glascock has over 20 years experience in energy project finance, acquisition and development transactions, with an emphasis on representing sponsors, developers, lenders and investors in a variety of energy project financing transactions for both fossil fuel-fired and renewable energy projects, including solar, wind, geothermal, landfill gas and biomass projects. Mr. Glascock has been recognized by Euromoney as one of the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers and one of the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers and is listed as a leading financing lawyer in the International Financial Review. Mr. Glascock has also been recognized by Chambers and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as one of the leading project finance lawyers in California.

Mr. Glascock graduated from George Mason University, with highest honors, and received his law degree from University of Virginia.

Solar Reserve
Bill Gould

Chief Technology Officer
Solar Reserve
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DOE
Mark W Lausten

DOE Solar Technologies Office
US Department of Energy
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Sean Gallagher

Market Strategy & Regulatory Affairs
Stirling Energy Systems
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Sean Gallagher joined Stirling Energy Systems and Tessera Solar as Vice President of Market Strategy and Regulatory Affairs in September 2008. Prior to joining the company, Sean was the Director of the Energy Division of the California Public Utilities Commission, where he directed a staff of 115 charged with implementing Commission policy affecting energy utilities, including Resource Adequacy and Procurement, the Renewable Portfolio Standard, the California Solar Initiative, Energy Efficiency programs, Demand Response programs, and Transmission planning and permitting. Sean received his J.D. and an M.A. in Jurisprudence & Social Policy from the University of California (Boalt Hall).
HelioFocus
Oren Gadot

CEO
Heliofocus
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Mr. Oren Gadot is the CEO of HelioFocus. Prior to that, he was General Manager and headed the research and development in HelioFocus. Prior to joining HelioFocus, Mr. Gadot held several positions at Applied Materials Inc. and brought a broad range of management and technical experience in product lifecycle, spanning from development and engineering to operational aspects of process tools. Mr. Gadot was successful in implementing a number of significant best known methods for mechanical development and new product introduction for wafer inspection and scanning electron microscopy products.

Mr. Gadot received his B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering and a M.Sc in Electro-Optics Engineering, both from faculty of engineering in the Ben-Gurion University.

Sustainable Power Assets
Jon Bonanno

CIO
Sustainable Power Assets
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CIO of Sustainable Power Assets (SPA) Chairman of the Board of Directors and Co-Founder of Principle Power Chairman & Member of Keiretsu Forum’s Cleantech Investment Committee

Mr. Bonanno began Sustainable Power Assets (SPA) in 2010 to focus on sourcing, advising, building, owning, selling and operating renewable energy assets. Primarily focused on solar, SPA works with development partners in the US and Europe to bring smart capital to bear on the deployment of qualified projects.

Prior to SPA, Jon Bonanno co-founded Principle Power for the purpose of commercializing WindFloat, a semi-submersible floating foundation for utility-scale offshore wind. The shared vision of Principle Power is that WindFloat will enable the growth multiple gigawatts of deep-water wind power plants and make a significant difference in offsetting fossil fuel usage. He is currently serving at the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Principle Power.

In 1995, Jon Bonanno founded Interbill, a global online business-to-consumer micro-billing platform for digital consumables. Two years later, he sold his company to Global Internet Billing (GIB) based in London. This inspired him to move to London and work under the corporate umbrella focusing on footprint expansion, opening offices in Hong Kong, Sydney, Düsseldorf, New York and Los Angeles. After exiting from GIB, Mr. Bonanno founded Solid Streaming, a venture backed by JP Morgan, CIBC and Telesystems that developed a BREW audio/video streaming platform for CDMA 1x. In the wake of 9/11, Solid Streaming went into receivership, thus Mr. Bonanno started his third venture, ViaMoviles, from Barcelona, Spain. This was an online and mobile marketing company, which grew to a #103 rating on Alexa and created a bridge between Internet vendors and publishers worldwide.

In 2006, he sold his position in ViaMoviles to the original partnership in order to dedicate 100% of his time to Cleantech participation, consulting and investing. In a short time, he has been an early Angel investor in Heartland Resources, Helio Power and the first investor in Cool Earth Solar, where he has served on the Board of Directors and as a Commercial Advisor.

He was elected by his peers to Chair the Cleantech Investment Committee for the Keiretsu Forum Angel Network, the world’s largest angel investing organization. Mr. Bonanno is a member of ACORE (American Counsel on Renewable Energy) and the New Energy Congress, a committee member of Imagine H2O, and advisor to Azure Power, founding member of Coalition for Green Bank, founding member of the Clean Economy Network, and a sponsor of EasyConnect, a Berkeley-based mobility and transportation study group. You can read more about Jon at his LinkedIn page: www.linkedin.com/in/jonbonanno

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Solar Trust America Solar Millenium LLC

Gold Sponsors
Siemens Fluor

Silver Sponsors
Solar Reserve Bechtel
Bronze Sponsors
Guardian

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Acciona
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Worley Parsons Orrick Hydro Schlumberger WSGR Milbank bfg hyspan

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