Quechan Casino Resort is the new venue for the growing event
(El Centro, CA) - The Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce its 2010 Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit & Expo which will be held March 16-18. Now in its third year, the summit will take place at the Quechan Casino and Resort in Eastern Imperial County, California.
The 2010 theme, “Growing California’s Green Economy,” will focus on financing renewable energy projects and developing a green collar workforce in Imperial Valley.
“With over 40,000 megawatts of renewable energy potential in the Imperial Valley, this region will be the source for much of California’s renewable energy in the near future,” stated Tim Kelley, President/CEO of the IVEDC. “The goal of this summit is to bring renewable energy developers, investors and educators together to serve the state’s growing needs for green energy, transform its workforce and boost its economy.”
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order in September 2009 requiring the state draw 33 percent of its electricity from renewable sources like geothermal, solar and wind power by 2020. With the increased interest of utilities and independent power producers in developing renewable generation in Imperial Valley, this year’s attendance is expected to break 2009 attendance numbers.
The three-day event will include enlightening speakers, an exposition, a networking reception and banquet.
For more information about the Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit, please visit www.ivedc.com.
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 local economy. IVEDC investors include a host of public and private organizations that are committed to building a robust economy for the benefit of all those who live and work in the region.