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foothill college 2Developments in energy technology are accelerating, from energy storage to building analytics to smart grid deployment.  Simultaneous reductions in cost for battery and electric vehicle technology, along with policy are pushing electric vehicle adoption.  "Building the Electron Economy" is an integrated path to decarbonizing our energy infrastructure, using a systems approach of eleven interconnected technologies. It's a plan and a path to achieve an environmentally and economically sustainable energy system, with achievable milestones.  Join Professor Robert Cormia to learn about how we can live very comfortably in a low carbon electric world.  How will "transactive energy", evolving utility business models, technology, and energy efficiency contribute to this new world?

Thursday Evening, March 12, 2015
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm  Check-in and Networking
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Presentation and Q&A

This Event is Free!
Please register on our Eventbrite site to reserve a seat.
Foothill College - Hearthside Lounge
12345 El Monte Road - Building 2300
Lounge entrance is next to the Bookstore entrance. Parking in Lots 2 or 2A is recommended. Taking the pedestrian bridge over Perimeter Road is the easiest access to Building 2300 and Hearthside Lounge. From I-280 take the El Monte Exit, take the West ramp onto El Monte, get in the right lane, turn right onto Perimeter Rd., stay in the right lane, turn right onto the ONE-WAY Perimeter Road Loop.  Lot 2 and the road to Lot 2A is just after the pedestrian bridge.

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Robert Cormia is an engineering professor at Foothill College where he teaches nanoscience and clean energy technology. Robert is active in helping to plan Foothill De Anza College District's energy strategy including plans to advance Foothill's microgrid infrastructure to include energy storage, electric vehicles, building analytics, and active power management. His interests include smart energy systems, carbon emission modeling and climate change, and developing an active and engaged community of energy champions to advance energy efficiency, low carbon choices, and developing personal climate action plans Olympics.          

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