Renewable Energy Summit in Imperial Valley Announced

The Imperial Valley Renewable Energy will be held on May 6-8 at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort in Holtville, California.

(El Centro, CA) - Renewable energy industry and business leaders, utilities, legislators, government officials and the media will gather for the Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit at the Barbara Worth Country Club in Holtville, California, on May 6-8, 2009.


"Imperial Valley is California's epicenter of renewable energy," stated Timothy Kelley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation. "This summit will bring key leaders and issues together for the benefit of Californians and the environment."

Home to the number one Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) in the state, the Imperial Valley is rich with wind, solar, geothermal and biomass potential. In 2008, the California Energy Commission identified CREZs throughout the state in an effort to facilitate transmission solutions for the transport of green energy. In the same year, a Renewable Energy Feasibility Study estimated the renewable resource potential in Imperial Valley at over 40,000 megawatts.

Imperial Valley's three-day event will include stimulating panel discussions on such topics as local, state and federal regulatory issues; stimulus funding opportunities; new developments in the renewable energy industry; and transmission planning. Other activities will include a tradeshow, a banquet dinner and a tour of the region.

Event sponsors include Imperial Irrigation District and San Diego Gas & Electric. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information, visit www.ivedc.com.

About IVEDC:

The Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation is a partnership of private enterprise and local government that is united by the common vision of expanding and diversifying the economy. Its investors include a host of public and private organizations that benefit from the growth of the economy.

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