As home to the largest complex of geothermal plants in the world and a continuing effort to establish a renewable energy-focused power agency, Sonoma County and its energy future will take center stage at North Bay Business Journal’s annual Impact Sonoma Conference on, Oct. 18. 

“The future of energy in Sonoma County carries huge implications for business and consumers, with tens of millions of dollars of investment in renewables and other sources of power at stake,” said Business Journal Editor in Chief and Associate Publisher Brad Bollinger. “This conference for the first time will have the major players in this arena in the same room.”

Impact Sonoma will feature keynote speaker, Mike Rogers, Senior Vice President of Calpine Geothermal Operations. In addition to Mr. Rogers, the conference features an impactful lineup of panelists including Cordel Stillman, Deputy Chief Engineer of Sonoma County Water Agency; Greg Steele, Senior Vice President of Operations at Enphase Energy; and Randy DeCaminada, PG&E North Coast Executive Manager.   Additional remarks will be made by Diane Lesko, Department Analyst, Assistant Program Manager of the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program. 

The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program runs from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $49 per person or $510 for a table of 10, continental breakfast included.

To register, use the online registration form by Oct. 12. Registration through Oct. 15 is available by contacting Linda Perkins at 707-521-5264 or Walk-ins the day of the event are welcome.