Thursday, September 27, 2012, 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Meeting in San Francisco
Microgrid projects often show much promise, but many do not come to fruition. Utilities, such as PG&E, are much more likely to consider a microgrid project if a group of companies join efforts to develop a unified microgrid with most of the key components (e.g. various renewable energy sources; alternative storage capabilities, CHP, plug-and-play capability, smart meters, DSM, Building Management, EVs, local weather forecasting). Even better, if the demonstration project has the necessary funding in place. This meeting will be an open discussion of alternatives for microgrid demonstration projects (e.g. hospital, military, college campus), with the objective of developing a viable microgrid "proof-of-concept" to propose to a California electric utility.
Questions to be asked will include:
-Where will the demonstration project be located?
-Who will fund the demonstration project?
-Who will manage the demonstration project?
-Who will operate the demonstration project?
-Who will assume liability if people or property are harmed?
-How does this project address the utility’s goals?
-Should a non-utility be targeted instead, such as a hospital, military site, or university?
-Who has to be convinced internally that this addresses company goals?
Morrison & Foerster, Clare Badaracco, Of Counsel
Siemens, John Benson, Product Manager, Infrastructure & Cities
Morrison & Foerster, Theresa Cho, Of Counsel
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Dave Erickson, Regulatory Analyst
PG&E, Dave Fribush, Manager, Battery Storage Systems
GRIDiant, Richard Hammond, SVP Policies & Regulatory Affairs
Smart Grid Library, Christine Hertzog, Managing Director
UC Berkeley Extension, Michael Hsieh, Smart Grid Instructor
NEDO, Aya Iwasuji, Policy and Industrial Researcher
Trilliant, Sonita Lontoh, Head of Corporate Marketing
Viridity Energy, Laura Manz, SVP, Western Region
SK Telecom Americas, Laura Meadors, Cleantech Director
Trilliant, Jessica Obeid, State Dept's TechWomen/CEDRO
Silver Spring Networks, Nisha Sant, Strategy & Corporate Development Analyst
Xtreme Power, Eric Stallings, VP Business Development