Winterhaven, California - The Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC) will be hosting the eighth annual Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit, “Imperial Valley: Powering New Frontiers” on March 11-13, 2015 at the Quechan Resort in Winterhaven, CA. The renewable energy summit where will focus on the ever changing - and expanding - opportunities for development in the region where the full spectrum of renewable energy production continues to thrive.

In addition to a slate of impressive speakers, the summit features a tour of area renewable energy facilities, a business exposition and plenty of networking opportunities.

Scheduled attendees: Jonathan M. Weisgall, Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, leads a slate of renewable energy luminaries, as opening keynote speaker on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Among the notable speakers set to address the summit are: Karen Douglas, commissioner on the California Energy Commission (CEC); Angelina Galiteva, governor on the Board of Governors, California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Corporation; Kish Rajan, director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz); Alex Hinojosa, deputy managing director of the North American Development (NAD) Bank; and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, representing California’s 56thAssembly District.

The Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit offers an exciting, comprehensive program of engaging and informative speakers who discuss the issues that are most relevant to the renewable energy industry.

Quechan Resort, 525 Algodones Rd., Winterhaven, CA 92283

Wednesday-Friday, March 11-13, 2015

Opening Reception sponsored by San Diego Gas & Electric on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 5:00PM. Banquet sponsored by the Imperial Irrigation District on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

There is no question that the Imperial Valley is the land of opportunity for renewable energy development. Geothermal, solar and wind power plants in the region already export well over 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy to surrounding communities. With the completion of renewable energy projects under construction, the Imperial Valley will be producing about 2,500 megawatts of renewable energy, making the region a key player in California’s ability to meet the renewable portfolio standards. Now, there are even more projects and opportunities in the offing. Biofuel and algae development is drawing new attention.

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