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Mobility And Electric Vehicle

The Distributed Energy Economy (Full Day Conference)

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 11:30am-7:00pm PDT/ Streamed Panel Discussions: 12:15pm-6:00pm PDT / 3:15pm-9:00pm EDT / 9:15pm-3:00am Paris-Frankfurt

Distributed energy resources are typically smaller energy generation technologies (e.g. solar, wind, geothermal, hydro) which are located close to the point of consumption. The current electric grid is quite the opposite: centralized large generation plants, with long transmission lines to distribute the energy to the electricity consumers.


This meeting will feature experts who will discuss their vision of why and how the centralized grid is being replaced by distributed energy, and what the Distributed Energy Economy will become by 2015.


The benefits of a much higher percentage of energy from renewable technologies, and development of distributed energy, include:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Greater energy independence
  • A more secure energy supply
  • A more reliable energy supply
  • Less price volatility
  • Reduced transmission line congestion
  • Reduced need for transmission lines
  • Stimulating a stronger economy and associated jobs
  • Providing not only baseload power, but peak shaving, smoothing, and shaping, and backup power







11:30am - 12:15pm

Networking Lunch

12:15pm - 1:15pm

Panel Discussion - Public Policies for the Distributed Energy Economy







  San Francisco Environment

  Cal Broomhead

  Energy Programs Manager




  Clean Coalition 

  Craig Lewis

  Executive Director 






 Kevin Best










  The Vote Solar Initiative

  Susannah Churchill

  Solar Policy Advocate





10 minutes - Audience Q&A

1:15pm - 2:15pm


Panel Discussion - Distributed Energy Resources and Demand Side Management as the Basis for the Distributed Energy Economy





  GE Energy

  Mark Wilhelm

  Managing Director

  Smart Grid Center of Excellence 





  Faramarz Maghsoodlou

  Director, Energy Solutions,

  Connected Energy Networks





  Sunverge Energy

  Ken Munson

  President and CEO








  Chris McCloskey

  Advisory Manager,

 Cleantech Practice





10 minutes - Audience Q&A

 2:15pm - 2:45pm      

Coffee & Networking

 2:45pm - 3:30pm      

Startup Showcase






  Xtreme Power

  Eric Stallings

  VP Business Development                




Xtreme Power, founded in November 2004, designs, engineers, manufactures, and operates integrated energy storage and power management systems, called Dynamic Power Resources, for Independent Power Producers, Transmission and Distribution Utilities, and Commercial & Industrial End Users, among others. The DPR offers more than just the ability to time-shift power, but also the opportunity to utilize the fast-responding and configurable digital system to simultaneously perform many services demanded by the energy market. For this reason, customers can respond to an ever-changing market while extracting the most value out of the same proven XP technology. 


5 Minutes - Audience/Panel Q&A









  Better Energy Systems

  Andy Howe





Better Energy Systems Inc. develops and markets products that bring renewable energy into the daily lives of people throughout the world.  


5 Minutes - Audience/Panel Q&A

3:30pm - 4:30pm


Panel Discussion - Electric Vehicles’ Role in the Distributed Energy Economy: Will they Just Survive, or Thrive?






  Dirk Rossberg

  Head of BMW Group

 Technology Office USA 





  Schneider Electric

  Mike Calise


  Electric Vehicle Business




  Texas Instruments

  Neil Maguire

  Product Line Manager

  Automotive Battery Management 








  Wayne Hedden






10 minutes - Audience Q&A

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Panel Discussion - The Future is Now: Peer-to-Peer Electric Networks





  Growing Energy Labs Inc. 

  Ryan Wartena







  Ed Cazalet









  Smart Grid Library

  Christine Hertzog

  Managing Director





10 minutes - Audience Q&A

5:30pm - 5:35pm Closing Remarks: Ted Howard


5:35pm - 7:00pm


Drinks & Networking


 For Speaker Bios: upload/fichier/Meet%20the%20Panel%20DEE(1).pdf


 Speaker Presentations:


 SF Environment, Cal Broomhead Click Here

 Clean Coalition, Craig Lewis Click Here

 Real Energy, Kevin Best Click Here

 Xtreme Power, Eric Stallings Click Here

 Better Energy Systems, Andy Howe Click Here

 Growing Energy Labs, Inc. (GELI), Ryan Wartena Click Here

 TeMix, Ed Cazalet Click Here




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Three Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111



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