Clean Currents 2022

Hydropower’s Place in California’s Clean Energy Future

California has set ambitious clean energy goals, including a target of supplying 100 percent renewable and zero-carbon electricity to retail users by 2045.

Hydropower will play an important role as the state works to reach those goals while also ensuring that the state’s grid can reliably support the needs of California residents and the world’s fifth biggest economy.

Hear from key state policy leaders, industry advocates, and project proponents as we explore how hydropower provides an important foundation for California’s clean energy goals, now and into the future.

Presenter Information

Adam Robin

Adam Robin
Government Relations Manager
Yuba Water Agency
Moderator


Aleecia Gutierrez

Aleecia Gutierrez
Director, Energy Assessments Division
California Energy Commission
Panelist


Kip Lipper

Kip Lipper
Chief Policy Advisor for Energy and Environment, Office of the California Senate Pro Tem
California State Senate
Panelist


Neena Kuzmich

Neena Kuzmich
Deputy Director of Engineering
San Diego County Water Authority
Panelist


Patrick Welch

Patrick Welch
Senior Director of Energy Policy and Strategy
California Municipal Utilities Association
Panelist