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.


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


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


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




Chairman, IEEE, SCV, IAS/PES


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Energy and CleanTech Startup Pitch Event

IEEE SCV Consumer Electronics Society, Young Professionals and Power and energy Society are excited to invite you to this Energy and CleanTech Startup Pitch Event hosted by Plug and Play Tech Center.
Register Here
If you are a startup, and, would like to pitch to Angel Investors/VCs/Corporate Investors, please apply here
Winning teams will be given 3 month access to the Plug and Play networks and more – details to come soon!
Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 1:30PM – 6PM, networking reception from 6PM-7PM
Location: Plug and Play Sunnyvale (440 N. Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale)
Preliminary Agenda:
1:30 – 2:00pm Check in
2:00 – 2:15pm Plug and Play Tech Center Introduction
2:15 – 2:30pm IEEE Intro: Joseph Wei, Chair, IEEE CE Society/Co-founder, Lab360
2:30 – 3:00pm Keynote: Steve Jordan, Chair, IEEE Power & Energy Society/CEO, WaterCity
3:00 – 4:00pm Startup pitch – group 1
4:00 – 4:30pm Networking Break
4:30 – 5:00pm Energy and CleanTech fireside chat
5:00 – 6:00pm Startup pitch – group 2
6:00 – 7:00pm Wrap-up and social
Come hear leading industry executives and pitches from start-ups in Energy and CleanTech to a panel of VCs and Incubators from:
• Alex Au, CTO, NEXTracker
• Chris Berkner, Founder & CEO, The Berkner Group
• Drew Baglino, VP of Technology, Tesla
• Edwin Liu, Sr VP, Nexant
• Jackson Zhang, Principal, Baruch Future Ventures
• Joseph Wei, Chair, IEEE CE Society; Co-founder, Lab360
• Larry Kelly, Chair, Band of Angels – Energy SIG
• Matthew Thompson, Lead Scientist, Tri Alpha Energy
• Mu Li, VP, Silver Spring Networks
• Peter Hsi, Director, Honeywell
• Raghuram Madabushi, Director, GE Ventures
• Steve Jordan, Chair, IEEE Power and Energy Society; CEO, Watercity
• Tiemin Zhou, Partner, IPV Capital
• Vasily Nikolaev, Partner, Quantum Wave Fund
• More to come
There will also be international companies attending the event, including:
• Bangchak Petroleum
• Siemens Power
• Osaka Gas
(Event agenda is tentative and may be subject to change, including VC/Company list)

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Reinventing America’s Electricity System

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies

Courtesy of the MIT Club of Northern California, co-sponsored by IEEE SCV PES/IAS
Join us April 18th 2017 for a special presentation:

Reinventing America’s Electricity System

Hear first-hand from the project leader of The Future of Solar and The Future of Natural Gas what tomorrow may look like!

Dr. Frank O’Sullivan, Director of Research & Analysis, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Dinner 6:30-7:30pm, Program 7:30-9:30pm

3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304


$30 MITCNC members / $35 IEEE members / $45 non members

Use promotion code: IEEE418 on the MIT Site

Today’s electricity sector is in a state of flux. Important questions are being asked by stakeholders up and down the value chain as to whether the technical and commercial paradigms that have defined the sector for a century are still relevant, and if not, how will tomorrow’s power system look?

To what degree will greater customer engagement, new technologies and business models and evolving regulations yield a distinctly different-looking electricity business?

MITEI’s Frank O’Sullivan will examine the rise of distributed energy resources and how these technologies can play a role in delivering cleaner, more cost effective and reliable energy services to the nation, while delivering greater value to end users.

He will describe the technology gains that are opening up these new possibilities –  including the rapidly falling cost of solar PV and battery storage and the increasing resolution of grid pricing and performance data, both temporal and spatial, highlighting the need for the much greater digitization of the power system and the challenge of paying for those assets.

He will also examine the strengths and weaknesses of business model innovations that are bringing this change to the market, such as residential solar leasing and the role this plays in driving the development of new financial products including solar asset backed securities.

He will cover the paradox that the successful deployment of clean low marginal cost energy assets tends to cannibalize their own competitiveness, impacting how a cleaner power system may be built.

He will conclude with a discussion regarding the central role that business model innovation has played and will continue to play in transforming the power system, including where customer value lies and the challenges of financing the capital needs of the transformation.


Dr. Francis (Frank) O’Sullivan is Director of Research and Analysis for the MIT Energy Initiative, and a Senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His work is focused on the evolution of the electric power sector, particularly on the integration of large-scale solar and wind resources, advanced storage deployment and on how digitization is enabling operational optimization and the development of new business models.

He was a Senior Advisor to the US Department of Energy’s 2017 Quadrennial Energy Review, and is a member of the National Academies’ Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. Dr. O’Sullivan is also a Senior Associate with the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Prior to MIT, Frank was with McKinsey & Company. He is an electrical engineer by training, receiving his PhD, SM and EE degrees from MIT and his BE degree from the National University of Ireland.

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Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies

Invite you to join a special presentation and panel discussion:



Hosted by the StrattonReport.com

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

At the Computer History Museum

Speaker: Ed Cazalet, Founder & CEO, TeMix Director/Founder, Transactive Energy Association (TEA)

Panel Discussion with:
Mike Burke, Founder & Executive Director, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PROJECT
Rish Ghatikar, Technical Executive, EPRI
Tim Keating, Executive Director, DYNAMIC GRID COUNCIL
Todd Strauss, Senior Director, Grid Strategy & Analytics, PG&E
Ryan Wartena, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, GELI
Geoff Sharples, Energy Sales Director, IOT Strategy, Energy & Industrial, INTEL 


Location:  Computer History Museum

Mountain View, CA

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


RSVP:  Registration required https://grid20transactiveenergy.eventbrite.com

Cost:  Registration through 02/19/2017:  $35.00 for IEEE members, $95.00 non-members, plus fees.  Select the nonprofit registration option and enter the code “IEEE” in the nonprofit identification section (Not the promotional code).



About the event

Stratton Report’s launch panel in Sacramento in January profiled a diverse cross-section of approaches to the emerging distribution grid with very high renewables penetration. 10 speakers assessed the three main “models” for grid ownership and operation – Utility-centric, Third-party-centric, and Customer-centric. In our second session, held in Silicon Valley, we will focus in on the “Customer-centric” side, with a presentation from California electric grid expert and pioneer Dr. Edward Cazalet. Cazalet’s company TeMix is currently engaged in a “Retail Automated Transactive Energy System (RATES)” pilot project with SoCalEdison and Universal Devices funded for $3.2 million by the California Energy Commission. Cazalet is a long-time thought leader in the California grid, formerly a Governor of CAISO, and the initial advocate of AB2514, Californa’s Storage Mandate bill.

“The CEC’s purpose for this Grant is to develop and pilot-test behind-the-meter load management systems, operational strategies, and retail tariff options that minimize the cost and complexity of customer participation in electricity markets, and engage participants from any customer sector, but focus on residential and small commercial customers. Universal Devices Inc. (UDI) and TeMix Inc were competitively awarded this grant for approximately $3.2 million for the period June 2016 to March, 2019. Non-financial support letters were provided by Southern California Edison (SCE), the California Independent System Operator (CASIO) and the OpenADR Alliance. UDI and TeMix will develop and pilot a retail transactive energy platform, automated end device controls, and an innovative two-way subscription tariff. The pilot is with about 200 SCE residential and small commercial customers. The transactive platform interfaces with the SCE distribution and energy service providers and the CAISO market.”


[More info: http://www.temix.net/images/GFO-15-311_Retail_Automated_Transactive_Energy_System.pdf]


Steve Jordan


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