Speakers & Panels
Special Guest Speaker:
President and COO of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
Michael R. Niggli is president and chief operating officer of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).
In 2006, Niggli was named chief operating officer of SDG&E and Southern California Gas Co., another of Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities. Previously, from 2000 to 2006, Niggli was president of Sempra Generation where he was responsible for the operation and maintenance of merchant power plants and energy infrastructure throughout North America.
Prior to joining Sempra Energy in 2000, Niggli was chairman and chief executive officer of Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Resources. He contributed to a successful merger of the two companies that doubled their size and strength. He also guided the company through the deregulation process in Nevada and achieved the highest customer satisfaction rating of any electric utility in the western United States (as reported by J.D. Power and Associates).
From 1988 to 1998 Niggli served as a senior executive with Entergy Corporation where he had significant corporate responsibilities for strategic planning, customer service, fuels acquisition, marketing and sales. He began his career in 1971 at SDG&E, where his management responsibilities included electric and gas operations, fuels acquisition, project management and customer service.
Niggli holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from California State University, Long Beach and San Diego State University.
Michael will deliver the Opening Speech for CACI 2013!
Why the first dollar you spend “going green” should be to improve energy efficiency
Forecasting future growth in electric vehicles, and establishing the support infrastructure
San Diego Start-Ups / Big Ideas
How to get the first Investor
Current biofuel research, government regulation, and the path to market competitive pricing
What is next for photovoltaics in California
How can the benefits of 21st Century technology overcome 20th Century infrastructure
Improve the ROI on your project and maximize profits through energy storage
Future of Energy Regulation
California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, and what is beyond 2020
What energy portfolio needs are being seen by local energy financiers
We’re busy compiling an exciting line-up of keynotes, interactive panels, and workshops for our attendees! We welcome your input on which experts we should have on our panels. If you have suggestions for panelists, please send these to our Panel Director at email@example.com.