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Western Growers’ Salinas Valley Energy Forum

January 27 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am


The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) will be hosting a Salinas Valley Energy Forum on January 27, 2020, to address energy concerns in Monterey County. This event will provide valuable insight to ranchers, farmers, food processors and/or affiliate businesses with energy concerns in the Salinas Valley.

Energy along the 101 corridor in the Salinas Valley is a pain point for anyone involved with produce. With questionable power quality and potentially 10 years of PG&E power shut offs ahead of us, unreliable energy poses a major disruption to businesses. Fortunately, the energy industry as a whole is going through a transformation, with significant benefits to the ag industry.

WGCIT resident Concentric Power has assembled an expert panel of energy developers, government agencies and solution providers to offer insight on energy geared toward sparing businesses from the next outage and saving them money while meeting corporate sustainability goals. Panel members include:

  • Brian Curtis, founder and CEO, Concentric Power
  • Gregg Morasca, Vice President of Strategic Customers, Schneider Electric
  • Rick Sturtevant, California State Energy Coordinator, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Norm Groot, Executive Director, Monterey County Farm Bureau
  • Rene Mendez, City Manager, City of Gonzales

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Coffee/Registration/Networking

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Program and Q&A

Please park at the Monterey Street Parking Garage. The garage is a 3 minute walk to the classroom location. It is $4/day to park.

Parking Garage Address: 20 E. Market St., Salinas, CA 93901


Western Growers


Taylor Farms Curious Classroom
150 Main Street (3rd Floor)
Salinas, CA 93901 United States
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