25th Annual Water Conference General Session

Join us for a frank and relevant discussion of California’s current water situation and an update on efforts underway to advance energy, water, and state policy initiatives.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration, continental breakfast, networking & exhibitor show
9:00 a.m. – Noon General Session & Panel Discussion
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Hosted Luncheon

Keynote Speaker
Brandon Goshi
Manager of Water Policy & Strategy
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Guest Speakers
Andrew McMillan
Senior Advisor, Water Rights & Contracts
Southern California Edison

Jordan Faires
Program Associate
The Climate Registry

Panel Discussion
Megan Poage
Sr. Market Design Policy Developer
California ISO

Paul Weghorst
Executive Director, Water Policy
Irvine Ranch Water District

Katie Sloan
Director, Transportation Electrification
Southern California Edison

Charley Wilson
Energy Committee Chair
Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)

2.5 Contact Hours, State Water Resources Control Board (Drinking Water Division: Water Distribution Operators)


Time-Of-Use Rates: What is Changing?

What is New?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Alondra Darrington, Maribel Sandoval, & Espy Brache

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Time-Of-Use peak period times are changing! Energy costs impact your business, so the more you know about Time-Of-Use peak period time changes, the more control you will have over your energy costs. Time-Of-Use is part of a statewide initiative designed to keep the electric grid reliable so everyone will have power when they need it. Time-Of-Use rates vary in cost depending on the season and the time of day energy is used. This course is designed to explain new rate structures and options, cost saving techniques and tools, energy efficiency and demand response solutions, and how you can integrate Time-Of-Use into your business energy plan.


Pump Testing and Improving Your Pumping Plant Efficiency

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Instructor: Steve Villegas

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with lunch

As a water management professional, do you want to know more about pump efficiency and managing the associated energy costs? Come to this workshop aimed at the water manager, engineer, and/or technician responsible for managing energy costs, identifying energy saving projects, and validating system performance.  Discussions will cover practical issues and choices available regarding efficient pumping systems, and effective management practices that ensure pumping efficiency, as well as understanding pump efficiency results.

Learning Units:
3.0 Contact Hours, State Water Resources Control Board
(Drinking Water Division: Water Distribution Operators)



Cooling Towers: Water- Energy Savings Opportunities

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Instructors: Jay Madden & David Rivers

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with lunch

As one of the largest water consumption technologies, cooling towers are of particular interest. This class will focus on water-energy savings technologies, measures, and strategies for cooling towers along with market trends and industry standard practices (ISP) versus best practices.



Basic Pumping Control Strategies Using PLCs and SCADA systems for Energy Efficiency Level I

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Instructor: Bill O'Neil

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This one-day workshop will cover the basic strategies to control your pumping system for energy efficiency through learning about automated controls, and equipment. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) device operation and system interface. Designed for Managers, Supervisors, Operators, and Technicians in the water field.

Learning Units:
3.0 Contact Hours, State Water Resources Control Board
(Drinking Water Division: Water Distribution Operators)


These programs are funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by SCE under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Funding for these programs is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis until allocated funds are exhausted, or December 31, 2015 whichever comes first. These programs may be modified or terminated without prior notice. Additional terms and conditions apply.