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Assemblymember Reyes to Speak at Energy Commission’s EPIC Symposium

By Media Office Staff

California State Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes will be a keynote speaker at the California Energy Commission’s fifth Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Symposium Feb. 19 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

The symposium, which is free and open to the public, is a forum for industry leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and others to discuss clean energy research. Last year’s event drew more than 600 people for discussions and activities highlighting innovative strategies helping to transform California’s electricity system.

Reyes was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2016. She represents California’s 47th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy.

Since being elected, she has been appointed chair of the Assembly’s Human Services Committee and sits on other committees including Utilities and Energy.

Before her election, she was the first Latina to open her own law firm in the Inland Empire. In 2013, she worked with Legal Aid to represent the residents of Colton and was successful in preventing the development of a hazardous waste dump in their community.

The EPIC program was established in 2011 to invest in clean energy research. This year’s symposium will highlight advancements in plug-in electric vehicle smart charging, clean energy portfolios for municipalities, energy storage technologies, and entrepreneurial support strategies. The program will also examine ways research and local actions can help meet the state’s most recent energy goals while providing energy equity to diverse communities.

Register for the symposium here.

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