03/20: Deploying Lithium Ion Energy Storage for UPS, The Benefits and Requirements!

Please join us March 20, 2019 for: Deploying Lithium based UPS!

Speaker: Brian Handley

Location:  Google, Mountain View.  SB65 Border to Border Conference Room

US-MTV-SB65

1365 Shorebird Way

Mountain View, CA 94043

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm

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

RSVP:  Registration

Cost:  Registration through 3/17/2019:  $15.00 for IEEE members, $20.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $20 members/$25 non-members

Description

Stored Energy for Data Center back up power is changing dramatically. The traditional option of VRLA batteries or flywheels is being challenged by the introduction of Lithium Ion Batteries (LIB) for UPS power storage.  As with any shift in technology, there are issues that need to be considered.  They include:

  • The design, chemistry and value proposition of LIB for UPS.  Common myths about LIB. 
  • Benefits and challenges of LIB versus VRLA. For example: cost, monitoring and cycling.
  • Battery monitoring vs. battery management.
  • The safety features and potential risks of LIB.
  • Applicable NFPA and IFC codes that impact this technology.
  • Understanding the 2018 revision to the California Fire Code regarding Stationary Storage Systems.  The impact in and out of California.
  • Working with AHJs and engineers.

BIO

Brian Handley has been in the data center business for 25 years.   He has been representing Emerson and Vertiv for 14 years in the San Francisco Bay Area.    Brian has more than 800 large UPS installations in the last 12 years and is has placed more than 400 Lithium cabinets around the US in the last 18 months. 

See you there!

Steve Jordan

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02/23: US-China Energy & Climate + AI Summit

Feb 23rd: US-China Energy & Climate Summit

(Focused on Energy & Climate Policy, Markets, Investment and Entrepreneurship)

  • February 23, 2019 9:00 AM to 8:00PM
  • Location: Filoli, Woodside, California (A prominent California historical Landmark)
  • Hosted by SCEA, assistant hosted by CSEE North American Chapter
  • Discount for IEEE members: 30% with FINALSALE30OFF
  • Register at https://www.summit.scea.club/

Overview: China and the United States are the world’s largest producers of greenhouse gas emissions. It is paramount for both countries to have more dialogues around the climate change challenges, to forge a better understanding of each other’s climate and energy agenda, and to collaborate on solving these challenges and investing in innovative solutions.

The US-China Energy & Climate Summit on Feb 23rd, to be held at Filoli, a prominent California historical landmark, will bring together executive policy makers, company leaders, technology experts, investors and entrepreneurs from both China and the U.S. to discuss the climate progress and the presence and future of our clean energy industry. The full-day agenda will feature a high-level keynote opening followed by several panel discussions on climate policies, energy market designs/landscapes, corporate strategies in clean-tech and sustainability, and opportunities for investment and entrepreneurship for a sustainable future.

Executive-Level Guest Speakers:

All of our 30+ speakers from are executive-level industry leaders. Some examples are listed below:

  • Junfeng Li, Director General at National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China;

  • Drew Bohan, Executive Director of the California Energy Commission;
  • Nan Zhou, Leader of the China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory;
  • Karin Corfee, Managing Director at Navigant Consulting;
  • Guangyi Liu, CTO of GEIRI North America, State Grid Corporation;
  • Lei Qi, Principal at Alliance Ventures, world’s largest mobility investor;
  • Dian Grueneich, Commissioner Emeritus, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Huifeng Chang, Senior VP and CFO of Canadian Solar
  • David Phillips, Associate VP of Energy and Sustainability at the University of California (UCOP)
  • Douglas Cameron, Co-founder of First Green Partners
  • Yi Liu, Deputy Director of Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University


More information about speakers: https://www.summit.scea.club/summit-feb-23rd

Feb 24th: Artificial Intelligence in Energy Summit

  • Feb 24th, 2019
  • Location: Room 101, Packard Electrical Engineering Building,
    350 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
  • Hosted by Stanford IEEE and SCEA, assistant hosted by CSEE North American Chapter
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02/28: PIONEERS OF CLEAN ENERGY: DAN SHUGAR

Dan is the Founder of NEXTracker and former President Solaria, SunPower, and Powerlight Solar.

What’s it like to start a clean energy company? What are the critical success factors in building a startup into a successful business? What does the future look like for residential and industrial solar power? Building a successful startup in the clean energy field has historically been a challenge, to say the least. The underlying technology may be complicated and risky and often requires significant investment.

Thurs, February 28, 2019, 06:30 PM – 09:30 PM PST

AGENDA: Dinner 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM

07:30 PM – 09:30 PM

LOCATION: Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Avenue ,

Santa Clara, CA 95054

IEEE Member discount use code IEEE228 Register below:

https://www.mitcnc.org/events/pioneers-of-clean-energy/

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11/14: An Introduction to Edge Compute Data Centers, Bill Mazzetti

copy of presentation:

Edge Computing 111418

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies

Please join us November 14th, 2018 for: An Introduction to Edge Compute Data Centers.  The new electrical power load coming to a location near you!

Speaker: Bill Mazzetti, Sr. VP, Rosendin Electric Inc

Location:  Google, Mountain View.  SB65 Border to Border Conference Room

US-MTV-SB65

1365 Shorebird Way

Mountain View, CA 94043

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm

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

RSVP:  Registration starts September 28

Cost:  Registration through 11/11/2018:  $15.00 for IEEE members, $20.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $20 members/$25 non-members

Description

Discussion of how cloud computing and storage has evolved and its impact on the data center. Traces the transition of computing from central compute to client server, and transition of the data center from enterprise to centralized cloud and now to edge computing and storage.

See you there!

Steve Jordan

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10/23 The Technology Powering Wireless Charging 2.0

The IEEE PES/IAS is pleased to invite you to this talk on Wireless Charging:

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Santa Clara Valley chapter brings to you an exciting talk on next generation wireless charging in its October technical meeting.

The Technology Powering Wireless Charging 2.0

October 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

NVIDIA, Building E

2800 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95050 United States

Registration

More information

Speaker: Cesar A. Johnston, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations, Energous Corporation

Abstract: The technical concepts behind Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) are fascinating, but its technology development has been slow for multiple reasons. Simply put, the idea of transmitting power to charge any electronic device without plugging in cables is not an easy feat.

Early pioneering experiments by Tesla showed the feasibility of power transmission. But, the research efforts were largely dismantled due to government regulations and financial concerns. Several other research attempts have since been tried, including charging helicopters and planes at far distances while flying. But, overall none of these efforts ever resulted in commercial products.

Defining a commercially-viable WPT technology roadmap has been challenging, but we are making great progress. Today’s presentation will cover WPT production technology status, a technology evolutionary view, challenges leading to a phased WPT deployment and how we are positioned to overcome them. We will then discuss the Wireless Charging 2.0 market opportunities, and close by presenting a solution with a set of dedicated low-cost semiconductor devices and their application for implementation and deployment of WPT consumer products.

Agenda:

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration, Food, Networking
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Talk
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Q&A and Networking

Admission Fee:
(Please register in advance. If you cannot register in advance, you can still show up at the door, but seating is not guaranteed. Please allow extra time for NVIDIA security sign in.)
IEEE CES members – free
IEEE Student members – free
IEEE members – $4 if you prepay, $5 at door)
non-members – $9 if you prepay, $10 at door

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