En­ergy Sum­mit serves as re­minder of Val­ley’s value

Imperial Valley Press - - OPINION -

On Wed­nes­day through Fri­day, the Im­pe­rial Val­ley Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion held its 10th an­nual Re­new­able En­ergy Sum­mit at the Im­pe­rial Palms in Holtville.

The en­ergy sum­mit brought some big names and com­pa­nies in the re­new­able en­ergy busi­nesses that pro­vided in­sight on new tech­nol­ogy, fu­ture plans and im­por­tance of re­new­able en­ergy.

As Tim Kel­ley, pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the IVEDC, noted dur­ing a speech Thurs­day, he said the first year the event was held the sum­mit in­cluded big names that were mak­ing head­lines in the re­new­able en­ergy at the time, but no­body from the Im­pe­rial Val­ley wanted to at­tend.

It has grown to in­clude big or­ga­ni­za­tions in the en­ergy sec­tor with the help from the Im­pe­rial Ir­ri­ga­tion Dis­trict since the first day.

This year’s sum­mit had Sen. Ben Hueso, Assem­bly­man Ed­uardo Gar­cia, Sec­re­tary of Nat­u­ral Re­sources John Laird and more.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the IVEDC on a suc­cess­ful sum­mit that was both in­for­ma­tive and im­por­tant to the re­new­able en­ergy pro­duc­tion in the Im­pe­rial Val­ley.

There’s a rea­son why the Im­pe­rial Val­ley is lead­ing the re­new­able en­ergy race in the coun­try and the IVEDC has been in the mid­dle of it.

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