11/15: Sub-Metering for Large Electricity Users New Date!

Join us November 15th 2017 for a presentation on Sub Metering:
Speaker: Rich Celio, APT Founder & Chief Revenue Officer

Electrical energy cost continue to be one of the largest overhead expenses for any business. As a result, there’s significant value in implementing a properly designed electrical sub-metering system.  Drivers for investing in these systems include Title 24 requirements, LEED and Energy Star point systems, recovering cost through tenant billing, and inter-departmental cost allocation.  However, there is still a lot of confusion over the subject of Sub-metering and many examples of poorly executed systems.  Rich will address the numerous technical, legal, code pitfalls that should be avoided, and discuss what it takes to properly design, implement and operate a successful and legal system.
Location: Biltmore Hotel
2151 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, 95054
408-988-8411
When: Wednesday, November 15th 2017: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

RSVP:  Registration required https://submetering.eventbrite.com
Cost: Registration through 11/13/2016: $30.00 for IEEE members, $35.00 non-members. Walk-Ins if space available: $35/$40 non-members
Biography:

Rich is the founder and CRO of Applied Power Technologies, Inc., an engineering and systems integration firm based in San Jose that provides advanced power management solutions for large commercial/industrial/institutional clients. He is a leading expert on measuring and monitoring electricity via sub metering, and is a registered professional electrical engineer in the State of California.  He is a Senior Member of IEEE/PES/IAS and past Chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the IEEE Power Engineering Society & Industry Application Society.  He has over 30 years’ experience in helping industrial/commercial customers solve difficult electrical systems problems at APT as well as at PG&E, BMI and Jacobs Engineering.  He has a BSME from San Jose State University.  He taught at SJSU as a grad student and was part time faculty for over 10 years in the Energy Management Program at De Anza College.

See you there!

Steve Jordan
Sjordanatieeedotorg

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12/06 Grid Storage for Renewables Integration

Grid Storage for Renewables Integration

Four executives from major firms give their unique perspective on the future of grid storage!                                                                         

Susan Kennedy – Founder & CEO, Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Steve Malnight – Senior Vice President, PG&E

Kate McGinnis – Market Director, AES Energy Storage

Barry Cinnamon – CEO, Cinnamon Solar & Storage

Moderator: Jeff Byron, Band of Angels & former CEC Commissioner

December 6, 2017                                                                                     

Dinner & Networking 6:30-7:30pm; Program 7:30-9:30pm

 PARC      3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304

REGISTER:  please see discount code for IEEE

Registration Link: http://northerncalifornia.alumclub.mit.edu/s/1314/2015/club-class-main.aspx?sid=1314&gid=25&pgid=40951&content_id=43754

 $45 General Admission

$10 discount with IEEE1206 promotion code

What will it take in terms of megawatts of energy storage and dollars to flatten the belly of the famous duck curve in California and meet the 2030 RPS goals?

What storage solutions will prevail – customer-side, behind the meter or utility scale, in front of the meter,?

What are the costs and benefits of each type of solution?

The electric grid is a complex system in which energy supply and demand must always match at any given time.  Since renewable sources like wind and solar are subject to variability, energy storage helps to smooth out the differences between energy supply and demand. It stores excess energy when supply exceeds demand, and dispatches energy when demand exceeds supply.

Today’s energy storage companies are going a step further by not only providing backup power to customers or the grid but also providing the ability to respond instantaneously to the utility grid needs. This combination of flexibility and ability to dispatch is a valuable asset.

Until recently, the cost of energy storage has been prohibitive, but battery prices have been declining rapidly in recent years and are projected to continue to decline with technology improvements and manufacturing scale.

Note: While other storage technologies are also being developed, this discussion will focus on chemical batteries, which are by far the most common.

Questions?  Please contact Pauravi Shah at pauravi@alum.mit.edu

 

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10/17: Energy Harvesting Next Generation using a Triboelectric Nanogenerator

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies

In cooperation with Host: IEEE Nanotechnology Council

Are proud to sponsor a talk on:
Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Next Generation Mechanical Energy Harvesting

Dr. Myeong-Lok Seol, Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center

Register: Here

Tues Oct 17

11:30am: Networking, Pizza & drinks

 Noon-1PM: Seminar

Cost: $6; discount for IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed

Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center
2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95052
See the TI Building location map and directions

 
Demand for mobile power sources is increasing with the growth of wireless sensor networks, mobile healthcare devices, and internet-of-things (IoT). Most small electronic components use a battery as the sole power source, but all batteries have a limited lifetime and require costly recharging and replacement. Mechanical energy harvesting is a technique that converts ambient mechanical energy sources, such as vibration, wind, and motion, into useful electrical energy. By introducing energy harvesters, small electronic systems can extend their lifetime, reduce maintenance costs, and enable sustainable operation. The triboelectric nanogenerator is a recently developed mechanical energy harvester that is based on triboelectricity.
Triboelectricity has been generally considered a harmful phenomenon because it often causes breakdown of electronic circuits and natural fires. However, in terms of energy harvesting, this strong power is an advantage when properly controlled and collected. In this seminar, the background and fundamental principles of the triboelectric nanogenerator will be explained. A nanostructure implementation technique based on the nature-replication method to improve output performance will also be presented. In addition, recent research progress on triboelectric nanogenerators for space missions will be introduced.


Myeong-Lok Seol
is a research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. His research interests include energy harvesting and nanotechnology-enabled electronic devices. Currently, he is developing energy harvesting devices for space missions, including a Mars-based triboelectric nanogenerator and an all-printed triboelectric nanogenerator. He received the B.S. degree in 2010 and the Ph.D. degree in 2016 from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea. He has published 55 international journal articles, has presented at 7 international conferences, and has received 8 patents.

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council provides a forum for leading researchers and companies to discuss their work, along with networking opportunities for local scientists and engineers

The IEEE Power & Energy Society is a worldwide, non-profit association of more than 21,000 individuals engaged in electric power engineering.  The Industry Applications Society focuses on the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical and electronic engineering in the development, design, manufacture and application of electrical systems, apparatus, devices and controls.

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10/19 all day IEEE Smart Village – United Nations

IEEE Smart Village – United Nations

Joint Call to Action & SDG Training

Forum for Empowering Off-Grid Communities through the 17 SDGs

Thursday, October 19, 2017                     IEEE GHTC Conference, San Jose, CA

8:30 am to 4:30 pm                            Bayshore Ballroom, DoubleTree by Hilton

The registration link is http://www.cvent.com/d/stq76h.

ü  Explore the path to advancing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals with UN SDG champions

ü  Engage with thought leaders and experts from organizations across the globe.

ü  Learn how you can join in implementing the SDGs with real projects and initiatives from IEEE Smart Village across Africa, India, and Asia

ü  Participate in a strategic planning forum for creating a roadmap of SDG implementation with the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers – the world’s largest technical organization with over 440,000 members and volunteers

IEEE Smart Village and the United Nations are co-hosting a joint call to action supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. The event is an interactive workshop and strategic forum geared to motivate participants to become engaged in sustainable development, as well as identify and address the critical path issues towards field implementation of the SDGs.

About IEEE Smart Village

IEEE Smart Village (ISV) is the member-led, not-for-profit, humanitarian outreach program of IEEE and one of the four priority initiatives of the IEEE Foundation. ISV empowers off-grid communities with a family income of less than $2 USD per day. Using the three pillars of Energy, Education, and Enterprise, ISV applies a system-of-systems approach to build smart, sustainable communities. With a focus on field implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, ISV has created a network of experienced partners and village leaders engaged in community micro-utility infrastructure projects, humanitarian technology transfer, community-based education, and holistically sustainable enterprise. ISV aims to empower 50 million people by 2025 with plans for expansion in Africa, India, South America, and Asia.

About the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in September 2015 by 193 countries, give a 15 year path forward to create actions and collaborations to preserve our planet, design social programs to increase equity, food for all, build safe and healthy communities, and reduce the effects of climate change. To accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals, communities and volunteers must first learn what the goals are and the then work collectively to achieve them.

“With the 17 goals, everybody on this planet can help do something. You no longer have a reason not to do something. You are in the driver’s seat, and if you cannot start a project yourself, find someone who already has a project and help them. For every SDG, there is some small action that you can take every day and have a positive global impact.”

– Joan Kerr, Founder, Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities

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Community Choice Energy and what does it mean to you?

Join us September 20, 2017 for a dynamic presentation and discussion on:

Community Choice Energy and what does it mean to you?

Speaker:  Alan Suleiman, Silicon Valley Clean Energy

Location:  On Semiconductor, 3001 Stender Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Note new location, between Central and Scott.  You will see the “On” logo in front, plenty of parking in back.

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017: 6:00 pm Dinner and Networking, 7:00 PM Presentation

Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

RSVP:  Registration required https://pesiasCCE.eventbrite.com/

Cost:  $10 members, $15 non members

About the talk:

Mr. Suleiman will discuss Community Choice Energy and the rollout in northern California

About the Speaker:

Community Choice Energy (CCE) is taking the state by a storm. By the end of this year, there will be over two million customers in California that will be served by an entity other than their traditional electric utility like PG&E, and by 2020, the estimate is that 80% of PG&E customers will be switched to this new provider.  In this talk, we will shed the light on what is CCE and how does it work with the incumbent utilities. We will explain the unbundling of utility services and how it affects rates and customers. Will explain the organizational structure of these entities and it’s governance process.  Also discuss the technical challenges of administering this new entity and how roles and responsibilities are divided between the incumbent utility and the CCE with all the regulatory issues that accompanies these roles. Also what does this all mean to the Architectural and Engineering community designing and implementing electric service to the commercial and residential sectors.

 

Bio, Alan Suleiman

Alan is the director of marketing and public affairs for Silicon Valley Clean Energy, a community choice energy provider for 11 cities and unincorporated areas of the Santa Clara county.  In his role, he directs the agency’s marketing strategy and oversees all customer operations, community outreach, public relations and customer service.

Mr. Suleiman has 30 years of experience as a marketing strategist, electrical engineer, and an educator. He founded the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Energy and Technology Center, an education and demonstration regional center on advanced technologies and energy efficiency, and served as its director for eight years.

 NEXT EVENT

Join us October 18th 2017 for a presentation on Sub Metering:

Speaker: Rich Celio, APT Founder & Chief Revenue Officer

Sub-metering for electricity users.  Advantages of sub metering for building owners and landlords.  Using sub-metering for Title 24 compliance, LEED and Energy Star ratings.  Advantages to landlords for tenant billing in light of the BOMA decision, large customers want to allocate costs appropriately AND there are numerous technical, legal, code issues to avoid.

Location:  Biltmore Hotel

2151 Laurelwood Road

Santa Clara, 95054

408-988-8411

When: Wednesday, October 18th 2017: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm

Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

      

RSVP:  Registration required https://submetering.eventbrite.com

Cost:  Registration through 09/19/2016:  $30.00 for IEEE members, $35.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $35/$40 non-members

Biography:

Rich is the founder and CRO of Applied Power Technologies, Inc., an engineering and systems integration firm based in San Jose that provides advanced power management solutions for large commercial/industrial/institutional clients. He is a registered professional electrical engineer in the State of California.  He is a Senior Member of IEEE/PES/IAS and past Chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the IEEE Power Engineering Society & Industry Application Society.  Prior to APT, his employers included PG&E, BMI and Jacobs Engineering.  He has over 30 years’ experience in helping industrial/commercial customers solve difficult electrical systems problems.  He has a BSME from San Jose State University.  He taught at SJSU as a grad student and was part time faculty for over 10 years in the Energy Management Program at De Anza College.

See you there!

Steve Jordan

Sjordanatieeedotorg

 

Steve

Chairman, IEEE, SCV, IAS/PES

 

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