Thursday, Oct. 12

A Welcome Reception hosted by Clean Energy Project and sponsored by Las Vegas Sands Corporation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the LEED Gold Certified, solar-powered Las Vegas City Hall in historic Downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and CEP Executive Director Karen Wayland will introduce the ninth National Clean Energy Summit: Integrating Innovation.

Friday, Oct. 13

National Clean Energy Summit 9.0: Integrating Innovation
Bellagio Resort & Casino – Grand Ballroom

8:00 A.M.

Registration opens

9:15 A.M.

Senator Harry Reid, Governor Brian Sandoval, and MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren open the National Clean Energy Summit: Integrating Innovation.

9:40 A.M.

Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore will discuss the important role clean energy plays in the fight against climate change.

10:15 A.M.

From renewable energy purchases to energy efficient government buildings, LED streetlights, and alternative fuel fleets, cities are driving widespread adoption of clean energy and smart cities technologies. Three mayors from across the political spectrum talk about their programs to integrate clean energy across their city operations.

11:00 A.M.

Through his long-term project, Changing Perspectives, documentary and fine art photographer Jamey Stillings shares his aerial vision of renewable energy development in the American West and internationally. Featuring recent work from Chile and Japan, Stillings' work, published and exhibited around the world, is meant to inspire, inform, and challenge us to envision a future where renewable and sustainable energy production replaces our current dependence on fossil fuels.

11:10 A.M.

Clean energy technologies, grid modernization, and the convergence of telecommunications and electricity infrastructure are the foundation of the 21st century economy, where energy costs plummet, information moves at lightning speeds, and connectivity creates new business opportunities. Advanced energy innovations can also improve public health and reduce environmental impacts. Tom Husted, CEO of Valley Electric Association, and Chris Deschene, a distinguised energy attorney and member of the Navajo Nation, will discuss how to ensure that rural communities are not left behind during this transformation and how rural utilities can help create the platform that allows rural communities to participate in the 21st century economy.

11:30 A.M.

Long-range electric vehicles, vehicles that talk to each other, and fully autonomous driving vehicles have the potential to dramatically change personal and commercial transportation. These vehicle technologies are available today, but not widely deployed. Join Tina Quigley, General Manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada for a presentation on the impacts these innovations will have on the existing transportation system and what changes will be required to integrate growing numbers of these vehicles on our roads.

12:00 P.M.

Lunch and "Integrating Innovation: A Fireside Chat with Former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz"
Over his four-decade career, Dr. Ernest Moniz, who was the thirteenth Secretary of Energy, has advanced energy technology innovation through his research and policy leadership. He oversaw a $30 billion U.S. Department of Energy budget that included investments in clean energy R&D across the innovation spectrum from early stage basic science to pilot and demonstration projects. Dr. Moniz and Axios energy reporter Amy Harder will discuss clean energy technologies on the verge of commercialization and what it will take to achieve widespread deployment to transform the nation’s energy systems.

1:30 P.M.

Sempra Renewables VP of Business Development, Glen Donovan introduces a conversation on the integration of renewable energy with military bases.

1:35 P.M.

NV Energy CEO Paul Caudill and Nellis Air Force Base's Director of Community Partnerships, Victor Rodriguez, discuss how utilities and military operations work together to drive clean energy development.

1:50 P.M.

The Department of Defense is integrating innovative energy technologies across its mission space, from biofuels for fleet vehicles to microgrids for powering bases to solar and battery applications for individual soldiers in the theater. Military experts will discuss the national security implications of transitioning to advanced energy systems, including reducing potential for global conflicts, reducing soldier fatalities, and improving energy resilience of DOD facilities in the U.S. and around the world.

2:30 P.M.

With wind and solar now cheaper than conventional power supplies, rapidly decarbonizing the grid—and saving money along the way—is more feasible than ever. But integrating large fractions of variable energy sources requires new strategies and a new business model for utilities. Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey will discuss how to balance the grid and handle variability at a very low cost, or even great savings.
Introduction by Nevada Assemblyman Chris Brooks

2:55 P.M.


3:15 P.M.

Nearly seventy-five percent of all electricity generated in the United States is used to power buildings. Integrating innovative building technologies, from window films and solar panels to occupancy sensors, water recycling and energy management systems, into new and existing building stock can reduce energy consumption, increase productivity, improve health and comfort, and create new work environments.

4:00 P.M.

Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada and current Chair of the National Governors Association, will convene a panel of governors to explore how state investments in innovation and support for clean energy initiatives are increasing the deployment of renewable energy, reducing energy consumption, improving the environment and driving economic growth.
Introduction by Raffi Garabedian, CTO of First Solar

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Cocktail reception and networking in the National Clean Energy Summit Exhibition Hall

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this year’s National Clean Energy Summit, please reach out to the appropriate contact below:

Jarrett Clark
Clean Energy Project

Media Inquiries
Kirvin Doak Communications


Clean Energy Project
MGM Resorts International


Govenor Brian Sandoval
Harry Reid