On 19-20 October 2017, high level policy makers, business and civil society experts discussed key issues of the energy transition in Sacramento.
The 2017 California-Germany Bilateral Energy Conference (CGBEC) was a joint event of the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). It brought high level industry experts, think tanks, and policy makers from Germany and California together to discuss recent developments, deepen the understanding of long term trends and exchange experiences with policies designed to tackle them. Furthermore, the conference fostered dialogue, strengthened networks, and increased the motivation and inspiration of key stakeholders who have a leading role in the energy transition of their respective countries and regions.
The CGBEC took place back to back with the CAISO Stakeholder Symposium, the largest gathering of energy industry professionals in the West of the United States.