August 8 - 10, 2017

San Diego, California

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Speaker Bio

Susan Kennedy

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Susan served for two decades at the highest levels of state and federal government, most recently as chief of staff to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, cabinet secretary to Governor Gray Davis and communications director for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. She served from 2003 - 2006 as Commissioner on California's Public Utilities Commission, regulating the state's investor-owned electric utilities, telecommunications providers and private water companies. Susan was at the center of many groundbreaking environmental policies, including California’s carbon reduction and cap‐and‐trade program (AB 32), the Low‐Carbon Fuel Standard, Green Building Standards and Renewable Portfolio Standard. She coordinated the State's emergency demand response efforts duringthe energy crisis of 2000‐2001 and as a member of the PUC she authored the largest energy efficiency program in utility history. She holds a B.A. in Management from Saint Mary's College of California.