Of the total energy consumed in the U.S., only 0.3% comes from solar and 1.65% comes from wind. Electric utilities are cautious about adding these intermittent renewable energy sources to the current grid. Clean Coalition's mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technology, policy, and project development expertise. Their Community Microgrid Initiative will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of high penetrations of local renewables. Come learn about how Clean Coalition is working with electric utilities to create microgrid demonstration projects, including one in San Francisco.
- What percentage renewable is feasible on the microgrids?
- What innovations can be modeled on the microgrid for grid-wide deployment?
- What are the opportunities, challenges, risks, time line, lessons learned and successes so far?
Thursday Evening, November 6, 2014
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Check-in, Networking & Light Refreshments
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Presentation and Q&A
~ VENUE ~ Merrill Lynch 333 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park CA 94025
About the Presenter
Craig Lewis is the Founder and Executive Director of the Clean Coalition. He has over 20 years of experience in the renewables, wireless, semiconductor, and banking industries. Previously VP of Government Relations at GreenVolts, a solar technology company, Craig was the first to successfully navigate a solar project through California's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) solicitation process. He was also the energy policy lead on Steve Westly's 2006 California gubernatorial campaign, and his resume includes senior government relations, corporate development, and marketing positions at leading wireless, semiconductor, and banking companies; including Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Barclays Bank. Craig received an MBA and MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BSEE from UC Berkeley. The potential of many clean technologies is dependent on energy storage. Batteries enable electric vehicles. Stationary energy storage can both smooth the intermittency of solar and wind energy and store energy for when it is needed. www.clean-coalition.org