Geof Syphers

Sonoma Clean Power
Chief Executive Officer

  • Geof Syphers is the Chief Executive Officer of Sonoma Clean Power, a position he has held since the program’s inception in 2013. Prior to 2013, he was instrumental in the design, planning and implementation of SCP, and has been key to assembling the entire organization focused on providing renewable energy to their ratepayers.
  • SCP now serves 450,000 people throughout Sonoma County. SCP will begin to serve the residents and business owners in Mendocino County beginning June 2017.
  • Under Geof’s leadership, SCP has implemented programs designed to encourage electric car ownership and smart electric car charging stations. In tandem, these will allow SCP to more effectively manage power generation and storage, thus creating a much smarter power grid.
  • Prior to his current position, Mr. Syphers worked for 20 years as an energy consultant to utilities, public agencies and private companies. His work has spanned micro grid design, zero-carbon community design and energy efficiency program implementation, including serving as the Chief Sustainability Officer for Codding Enterprises and he was the founding Director of DNV’s Green Building Group.
  • Geof is extensively involved with statewide lobbying efforts for clean power generation, and is an industry leader and expert in renewable energy education, working to promote renewable energy as a tool rather than a goal.

Sessions

April 5, 2017

3:30 pm  -  4:30 pm

Designing Sustainable Markets

The west is moving towards a regional vision of highly integrated distributed energy resources – renewables and storage – to wring maximum efficiency out of a new, emerging electric power grid. What policies are proving effective? What hurdles lie dead ahead? Will this region with its unique, cutting edge capabilities be walled off from the … Continued